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China’s Tianwen-1 set to attempt Mars rover landing on Friday – CNET

The Tianwen-1 spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since February and is finally ready to attempt a touchdown on the red planet.



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A view of Mars captured by China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft
China may soon become just the third country to safely touch down on the surface of Mars. 
On Friday, the China National Space Administration will attempt to land its rover Zhurong on the red planet, experiencing the so-called “seven minutes of terror” endured by Martian exploration robots, according to Chinese space watchers.
The ambitious Tianwen-1 mission to Mars launched in July 2020 and contains three spacecraft: an orbiter, which…

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