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China reports successful spacecraft landing on Mars, with a rover deployed – ABC News

The official Xinhua News Agency says a lander touched down and deployed a rover, citing the China National Space Administration.

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Chinese state-run media says the nation’s space agency has landed its first spacecraft on Mars.

  • China has become the third nation to land on Mars, and the second to deploy a rover
  • State-run media announced the landing on Saturday morning 
  • Named the Tianwen-1, the spacecraft spent more than six months in transit

The official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday that the lander, named, had touched down, citing the China National Space Administration.
The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on the Southern…

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