Looks like China just did what they said they were going to do. They just launched a autonomous rover, the Jade Rabbit, to the moon. You can go to NBC news here for more information.
The Chinese are moving quickly. Video of their preparations about five hours prior to launch.
- China to send ‘jade rabbit’ to Moon: state media (spacedaily.com)
- China to send ‘jade rabbit’ buggy to the moon next month (syndicatednewsservices.com)
- China to launch moon rover next week (sbs.com.au)
- China to send ‘Jade Rabbit’ to Moon (bbc.co.uk)
- China sending its ‘Jade Rabbit’ rover to the moon this weekend (venturebeat.com)
- China will send a rabbit rover to the moon this weekend (thedailyblogreport.wordpress.com)
- Yutu rover set for ‘soft’ moon landing in December (wantchinatimes.com)