Stella Dimoko China Lands Spacecraft On Mars


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Saturday, May 15, 2021

China Lands Spacecraft On Mars

The lander carrying China’s first Mars rover has touched down on the red planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed on Saturday morning.

It is the first time China has landed a probe on a planet other than Earth and made it the second country after the United States to do so.

Tianwen-1, consisting of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, was launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of southern China’s island province of Hainan on July 23, 2020.

After more than six months in transit, Tianwen-1 reached the Red Planet in February where it had been in orbit since.

It was the first step in China’s planetary exploration of the solar system, with the aim of completing orbiting, landing and roving on the red planet in one mission.

The spacecraft entered the Mars orbit in February after a journey of nearly seven months through space, and spent more than two months surveying potential landing sites.

A rover, named Zhurong, will now survey the landing site before departing from its platform to conduct inspections.

Tianwen-1, or “Questions to Heaven”, after a Chinese poem written two millennia ago, is China’s first independent mission to Mars.

A probe co-launched with Russia in 2011 failed to leave the Earth’s orbit.

from pmnewsnigeria


  1. Congrats to China. Dem try well well

  2. The world is moving on while Nigeria is stuck with a bunch of lunatics more worried about RUGA and chasing cows around. So sad.
    Buhari is the worst thing that could ever happen to Nigeria. I wonder how he sleeps at night knowing the evil and self destruction he has bestowed on his once beautiful nation. It breaks my heart how he destroyed the nation out of hate for others. May Allah judge him.

    1. They have sent cows to the moon already

  3. While Nigerian govt is still deliberating on how to land cows in the south

  4. China will always wait for an innovation, then do either an inferior one or they do it better, but be guaranteed they're right behind you.

  5. While Naija's satellite keeps disappearing in space.

    1. It was never bought sef...they borrowed it to show and returned it back and claimed it "disappeared".

      Even Ghana has moved forward and all we could come up with is NIN and RUGA...and the stupidest of all, database for cows lol.

      Then on top of that...tribalism, nepotism, religion and greed.
      Bad leadership is a given but the country can still move (eg Trump) but until we fix that...Nigeria will always be backward.

  6. Naija polithiefcians, how market?


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