China on Tuesday moved a massive rocket into place in preparation for launching a mission to bring back materials from the moon for the first time in four decades. The Associated Press reports that the Long March-5 was transported by tractor from its hangar to the nearby launch site at the space base in Wenchang along the coast of the southern island province of Hainan. The mission it will carry is scheduled to launch early next week, placing a lander on the moon that will drill 2 meters beneath the surface and scoop up rocks and other debris to be brought to earth.