China Launches Mars Mission in New Space Challenge to U.S.
A Long March-5 rocket, carrying an orbiter, lander and rover as part of the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern China’s Hainan Province on July 23, 2020. (Photographer: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images)

China Launches Mars Mission in New Space Challenge to U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- China embarked on its most ambitious space mission yet, launching a probe to Mars on Thursday that ramps up the nation’s challenge to NASA’s dominance in space.
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