July 23, 2020

China to launch Mars probe in space race with US

Wenchang (China) (AFP) – China aims to launch a rover to Mars this week on a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space.The two countries are taking advantage of a period when Earth and Mars are closest to send their probes, with China’s mission due to lift off by Saturday and the US spacecraft on July 30.It will be a crowded field. The United Arab Emirates launched a probe on Monday that will orbit Mars once it reaches the Red Planet.But the race to watch is between the United States and China, which has worked furiously to try and match Wash…

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