China’s Zhu Rong Mars rover off and roaming on red planet – Therapy Box

China’s Zhu Rong Mars rover off and roaming on red planet

China’s first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is roaming the surface of the red planet, China’s space administration said on Saturday.

The solar-powered rover touched Martian soil at 10.40am on Saturday, the China National Space Administration said.

China landed the spacecraft carrying the Zhu Rong rover on Mars last Saturday, a feat more difficult than a moon landing, in a first for the country. It is the second country to do so, after the United States.

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