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China's first spacecraft on Mars

China just successfully landed its spacecraft on Mars, state media announced this Saturday.China is the third nation to land on Mars, and the first to deploy an orbiter, lander, and rover. The "Zhurong" six wheeled robot was targeting Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet's northern hemisphere.This vehicle used a combination of a parachute, and a rocket platform to make the descent.Until now only Americans have mastered landing on Mars.All the other countries have tried but have either crashed or lost contact soon after reaching the surface.


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