China Plans to Send a Rover to Probe Mars in 2020

Mar 04, 2019 - Time Magazine

China has its sights on sending a rover to the Red Planet in 2020, the head of the country’s lunar exploration program said Sunday.

“Next year, China will launch its Mars probe which is expected to encircle, land on and explore the Mars,” Wu Weiren, chief designer of China’s lunar exploration program, said ahead of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China’s top political advisory body.

“We hope all the youngsters in our country could devote themselv...