Reuters: Uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully enters Mars orbit
Wed February, 2021, Age: 3 years
China’s National Space Administration announced that one of its unmanned crafts had entered Mars’ orbit, following a six and a half month journey. It is the first time China has successfully and independently conducted a mission to Mars. The “Tianwen-1”, or “Questions to Heaven” (the title of a two-millennia old Chinese poem) spacecraft will land a Mars-rover on the surface sometime in May or June. The “Tianwen-1” is the second spacecraft to enter Mars’ orbit this month (the other having been launched by the UAE) and joins six other spacecraft currently orbiting Mars (the others having been launched by NASA, the European Space Agency, and India.