This is the first lunar soft landing mission since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in August 1976.
Chang'e 3 is the third robotic rover mission to the moon.
The mission is a follow up to China's successful Chang'e 1 and Chang'e 2 missions.
Chang'e comes from a Chinese legend about a young goddess (above) who flew to the Moon.
The lunar rover is called Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, who was the pet rabbit of the goddess Chang'e.