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China succeeds on country’s first Mars landing attempt with Tianwen-1

China succeeds on country’s first Mars landing attempt with Tianwen-1

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 05/15/2021

China has become only the second nation to successfully land a spacecraft on Mars on Friday, joining the United States. Tianwen-1, China’s first mission to the Red Planet, launched in the middle of last year, sharing the particularly busy July 2020 Martian launch window with NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, including the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter, and the United Arab Emirates’ Al Amal orbiter.

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