China plans to land on Mars by 2020

Apr 23, 2016

China plans to land on Mars by 2020

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Work is proceeding quickly on China’s planned mission to land a rover on Mars by 2020, the chief administrator of the country’s ambitious space program said Friday. Formally announced in January, China’s Mars voyage will attempt to re-create the success of the U.S. Viking ...

NASA reschedules next Mars mission for 2018

Mar 10, 2016

NASA reschedules next Mars mission for 2018

NASA’s next Mars mission is still alive. Instead of scrapping the grounded Mars InSight spacecraft, the space agency announced Wednesday that it is shooting for a 2018 launch. The robotic lander was supposed to lift off this month but ended up sidelined in December ...