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The Moon, Mars and beyond: China's ambitious, high-profile space plans

Business Standard | 17/05/2021 11:30 AM | Click to read full article

In January 2019, China became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon, the part that perpetually faces away from Earth. It was China’s second successful moon landing, after one in 2013.

In addition to the possibility of a future crewed mission to Mars, China is planning a single, 10-year mission to collect a sample from an asteroid and pass by a comet.