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Nov 18, 2019

China’s Mars ambitions one step closer after successful test of lander

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China has completed its first public test of a Mars lander, keeping the country on track for an unmanned exploration mission to the red planet in 2020.

The trial took place Thursday in the mountainous landscape of Hebei province, about an hour and a half drive north of Beijing. Chinese officials said the landscape mirrored the slopes and craters of the planet Mars.

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