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China touches down on Mars in historic landing
For the first time in its history, China has landed a rover on the surface of Mars, becoming the second country, alongside the United States, to successfully touch down. China’s Tianwen or ‘Questions for Heaven’ mission made successful contact with Mars at roughly 19:11pm on the 14th of May... Read more
Chinese spacecraft enters Mars orbit after half-year journey
Six and a half months after it left Earth’s gravitational pull, China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission craft has successfully entered into Mars’s orbit, a Chinese first and the planet’s second visitor this week. The Tianwen craft, which consists of a lander, rover, and orbiter, will remain in a stable orbit... Read more
Red Dragon launches red planet mission
China has successfully completed its first-ever interplanetary mission with the Tianwen-1 Mars mission launch. Propelled into orbit from Hainan Island at 12.40pm local time on 23 July, the Long-March 5 rocket used in the mission is one of the largest and most powerful of the Long March rockets built... Read more