China successfully tests Mars lander as it gears up for space exploration

China successfully tests Mars lander as it gears up for space exploration
 

China is celebrating the successful test of a new spacecraft that the country hopes will eventually land on Mars.
The Asian superpower invited observers to the test – which showed the craft hovering, avoiding obstacles and decelerating.
Testing was carried out at a special site outside Bejing that tries to simulate conditions of the Red Planet.
China says it plans to launch a lander and rover to Mars next year to explore parts of the planet in detail. The country’s burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone earlier this year by landing a probe on the mysterious far side of the... read more

 
17 November 2019 in Science &Technology, Views: 164
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