China Blasts Off on Its Long March to Look for Life on Mars

SHANGHAI— China introduced its 1st mission to Mars on Thursday, aiming to be part of the brief checklist of nations that have landed a spacecraft on yet another earth.

The Tianwen-1 blasted off from the Wenchang Area Launch Heart on the island of Hainan at 12:forty p.m. regional time aboard the newly made Lengthy March five rocket. It is predicted to make the 34-million-mile journey to Mars in seven months, immediately after which it will endeavor to slip into orbit close to the earth and send out a rover to the area.

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