The United States got there first and now Russia, India and China are racing to claim their own lunar breakthroughs.
In fact, China plans to open a permanent base on the moon in seven years.
Does that mean the communist nation will declare the celestial body as its own?
No one knows but an international treaty signed in the sixties has declared the moon open to all nations.
However in 1980, American businessman Dennis Hope claimed the moon as his property and even sold plots of land on the galactic entity to nearly 4 million people.
The world united Friday to mourn Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African anti-apartheid hero, as the people of his beloved rainbow nation marked his passing with flowers, songs and dance. President Jacob Zuma announced a 10-day mourning period for Mandela, the founding father of modern South Africa and its first black leader, after he died late Thursday aged 95, surrounded by friends and family. Barack Obama, America's first black president, will travel to South Africa next week, the White …