Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Asian Space Race

On April 22, the China National Space Administration announced its plan to launch a robotic Mars mission in 2020, to reach Mars by 2021. The project will involve an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. If successful, it will be China’s first visit to Mars and could mark the first Asian landing on the Red Planet, putting it in an elite group of nations that have successfully landed on the planet.

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