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China to Make High-Stakes Attempt to Land Zhurong Rover on Mars

China is hoping to become the second country to successfully land a robot on the Red Planet. The country's Tianwen-1 spacecraft will deploy its Mars lander as early as May 14, though the landing window is open until May 19. After touchdown, the Zhurong rover will begin surveying a flat swath of the planet called Utopia Planitia. Read more about China's mission expectations and its space race with the U.S.

China to Make High-Stakes Attempt to Land Zhurong Rover on Mars

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