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China’s 1st Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet China’s 1st Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet
China just successfully landed its first rover on Mars, becoming only the second nation to do so.  The Tianwen-1 mission, China’s first interplanetary endeavor, reached... China’s 1st Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet

China just successfully landed its first rover on Mars, becoming only the second nation to do so. 

The Tianwen-1 mission, China’s first interplanetary endeavor, reached the surface of the Red Planet Friday (May 14) at approximately 7:11 p.m. EDT (2311 GMT), though Chinese space officials have not yet confirmed the exact time and location of touchdown. Tianwen-1 (which translates to “Heavenly Questions”) arrived in Mars’ orbit in February after launching to the Red Planet on a Long March 5 rocket in July 2020. 

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