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China to send rover to Mars in 2020

China National Space Administration ahead of schedule on Mars landing project
By: Sean Ridgeley | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Apr 22, 2016 3:02 pm

China's National Space Administration officially began planning its mission to send a Martian rover into space back in January. In the three months since, the project has been picking up more and more steam, and now it's ahead of schedule with a projected launch of 2020.




If successful, China would join the US and Europe as the only countries to land an object on the Red Planet, assuming Europe is also successful with its ExoMars rover landing in 2019.


China is no stranger to space: it landed a rover on the Moon two years ago, attempted to orbit Mars with a spacecraft in 2011 (but failed), and sent astronaut Yang Liwei into space for a day in 2003.


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