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China lands rover on Mars in ‘milestone’ achievement – The Washington Post

China’s space program joins NASA as the only nations to have rovers on the Red Planet.

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The Tianwen-1 spacecraft, launched from the Chinese province of Hainan in July, has been orbiting Mars since February while looking for potential landing sites. Early Saturday, it released an entry capsule containing a lander and a rover that began to plummet through the Mars atmosphere, according to state-run Xinhua News Agency.
The entry capsule safely touched down in a flat plane on Mars at 7:18 a.m. Beijing time (7:18 p.m. Friday Eastern time), though it took about an hour for ground controllers…

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