A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch centre in Xichang in China's southwestern Sichuan province early on December 8, 2018. - China launched a rover early on December 8 destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)