China successfully launches independent, unmanned Mars mission

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Jul 23, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
China successfully launches independent, unmanned Mars mission

China successfully launched an unmanned probe to Mars on Thursday in its first independent mission to another planet, a bid for global leadership in space and a display of its technological prowess and ambition.

China's largest carrier rocket, the Long March 5 Y-4, blasted off with the probe at 12:41 p.m. (0441 GMT) from Wenchang Space Launch Centre on the southern island of Hainan.


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