Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

FolkloreTitle: Folklore Series: Legend of Chang’e the Goddess of the Moon

Organization: Astrosphere New Media

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Chang’e legend ; Chang’e 1 ; Chang’e 2 ; Chang’e 3

Description: Today we will bring you a folklore from China about the Goddess of the Moon, Chang’e and the Jade Rabbit.

Bio: Avivah Yamani is a project manager of 365 Days Of Astronomy

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This is 365 days of Astronomy.  Today we bring you a folklore from China about the Goddess of the Moon. Chang’e. The legend itself has several version but today’s we will bring you only one of them.

In the modern life we knew Chang’e as Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) which is a program of robotic and human missions to the Moon undertaken by the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the space agency of the People’s Republic of China.  The Chang’e programme was officially launched in 2004, divided into three phases, namely “orbiting”, “landing” and “returning”. All three phases will be carried out by unmanned spacecraft.

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