China Targets Mid-May For Mars Rover Landing

China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft took its first picture of Mars on Feb. 5 when it was about 1.4 million mi. away.
Credit: CNSA
China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft—one of a trio of missions that successfully reached Mars in February—will dispatch a companion rover for a targeted mid-May landing on the planet’s surface, Chi Wang, director general of China’s National Space Science Center, said March 23. “We are open to international...

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