China Becomes Third Nation to Successfully Land Rover on Mars

IEEE Spectrum

Early Saturday morning (Beijing time), China’s Tianwen-1 lander separated from its orbiter and successfully performed a fully autonomous powered descent to the Martian surface, carrying the Zhurong rover along with it. The landing site is Utopia Planitia, past site of the Viking 2 lander and future site of a major Starfleet shipyard. 

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