Humans haven't managed to secure a landing spot on the far side of the Moon due to it's problematic rotation, darkness and lack of atmosphere, hence no ionosphere to bounce signals around the horizon. No means to communicate back to Earth when in this region.

There's a lot of misconception regarding the Moon and it's far side, which has spawned several different conspiracy theories, notably, hidden structures, classified realities, aliens, and of course Davids Icke's The moon is an Alien-ship large antenna brainwashing apparatus keeping the Human race in a state of control while them there pesky Reptilians run the Earth...

The Moons does rotate, on its axis once every 27 days. It also revolves about the Earth once every 27 days. The rotation and revolution became synchronized because of tidal lock.

So, the Moon does spin and It just so happens that it’s rotation period is the exact same as its orbital period, which is why we always see the same face of the moon at all times.

Here's an excellent explanation in what appears to be a freaky coincidence:

What are the odds of the moon spinning at exactly the same frequency as one orbit?! Well it turns out it is actually a very common thing in the universe, and to understand why, we need to understand gravity a little better.

Gravity obeys the inverse square law. Meaning that it gets weaker the further out you go from the attracting object. And because it is distance squared, if you go twice as far, you will feel just a quarter of the force. If you go four times as far, you would feel sixteen times less force and so on!

Let’s now assume you are in space, and you are facing the Earth. Your front side, the side that is slightly closer to the Earth, feels just a teeny tiny bit more gravitational pull than your back side because gravity gets stronger with less distance. This difference in the force felt is called a tidal force, and for you, since you are really small, is pretty much insignificant. But for a very large object like the moon, the force is there, and it’s quite big! So big in fact, it causes the moon to slightly bulge towards the direction facing the Earth.

This force, since it constantly acts on the deformed moon in such a way that it causes torque that counters the rotation of the moon, slows down it’s rotation up to the point the moon constantly shows the same face to the planet, thereby synchronizing it’s orbital period with it’s rotational period. This condition is called a tidal lock, and we can see it in a lot of moons in our own solar system. It is also suspected that many exoplanets are tidally locked to their stars, because they orbit too close to them and they are big enough for tidal forces to matter!

These are the reason all The Apollo MISSIONS landed on the near side and to put to rest all the conspiracies.

As mentioned above, you can't relay to and from the command centre (Houston) or transmit any type of communications and footage from the far side.

They landed on the near side and what's not commonly noted is that they landed on your "other side", i.e. the side with light shining on it at the time, during its day time (which lasts for two weeks). They went to the near side when it was lit by the Sun so that they could see to land, see what they were doing, take good pictures, and not be too cold.

Manned landings, six times (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17). Apollo 13 experienced a system failure that prevented a landing, so it flew around the moon and came back. Apollo 8 also did an orbit and return, and Apollo 10's Lunar Module descended partway to the surface and then came back; they were just testing the systems before the landing of Apollo 11. Apollo 9 did not leave Earth orbit; it was a test of the Lunar Module docking system.

All this is about to change with China’s next big space mission: The far side of the moon.





IN a bid to become the new world leader in space exploration, China is set to go boldly where no superpower has been before.

THIS year, China plans to boldly go where no superpower has previously been before — the far side of the moon.
In a bid to become the new world leader in lunar exploration, China will launch a pair of missions known collectively as Chang’e 4.

It is the fourth mission in a series named after the Chinese moon goddess.
By landing on the far side of the moon, China will outdo the historical achievements of the US and the USSR.

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In 2013, China deployed the Jade Rabbit rover for the first soft landing on the moon since 1976.

No one has ever attempted this kind of lunar landing before.

“The Chinese are pushing back the frontier with such a technically challenging mission,” Brian Harvey, space analyst and author of China in Space: The Great Leap Forward.

In June 2018, the first component of Chang’e 4 — a relay satellite — will lift off. The satellite will be stationed some 60,000km behind the moon and will provide a communications link between Earth and the lunar far side.

Once this link is established, it will allow China to send the second part of the mission: a lander to the far side’s surface.
In 2013 Chang’e 3, deploying the Jade Rabbit rover, made headlines around the world for the first soft landing on the moon since 1976.

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