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Anticipation builds for China’s Mars rover landing – Yahoo News Australia

Anticipation mounted Friday for the landing on Mars of China’s “Zhurong” rover, a few months behind America’s latest probe to the Red Planet, as Beijing…

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Anticipation mounted Friday for the landing on Mars of China’s “Zhurong” rover, a few months behind America’s latest probe to the Red Planet, as Beijing presses ahead with its increasingly bold space ambitions.
The launch of China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 last July marked a major milestone in its space programme, which Beijing views as a sign of its rising global stature and technological might.
The spacecraft, which entered Mars’ orbit in February, has now reached “crucial touchdown stage” as it…

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