Apollo 11 astronauts were asked to look out for extraordinary thing on lunar ...

According to ancient Chinese mythology, a beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-O – also known as the goddess of the Moon – has been there for 4000 years. She is said to be accompanied by a Moon rabbit who stands on his hind legs with a pestle and mortar pounding the elixir of life for her. The Moon rabbit, the shape of which is thought to be etched on the side of the Moon, similar to the ‘Man in the Moon’, is also in Japanese and Korean folklore.

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Extraordinary audio recorded from inside the spacecraft was played on BBC’s documentary-drama ‘8 Days: To the Moon and Back’.

Spacecraft communicator in Mission Control, Ronald Evans, radioed up from Mission Control, Houston CAPCOM.

He said: “Among the large headlines concerning Apollo this morning, is one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit.

“An ancient legend says a beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-O has been living there for 4000 years.

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