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Chinese Spacecraft Set for Mars Landing in May

A Chinese spacecraft is anticipated to land on Mars in May, local media reported on Tuesday.

A Chinese spacecraft is anticipated to land on Mars in May, local media reported on Tuesday.

According to Liu Tongjie, spokesman for the Mars mission, the spacecraft has left Earth in July and is expected to land in Utopia Planitia, which is a plain in the Mars’ northern hemisphere.

The United States and the United Arab Emirates have also launched their own spacecraft this year to land on Mars, however only the US one will attempt a landing.

China is the third country to put a man in space after the former Soviet Union and the United States.

Space exploration has become China’s top priority in recent years as it tries to become a major space power by 2030.

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