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Watch: China releases video of its Mars rover Zhurong landing on red planet

China's rover landing on Mars
China's rover landing on Mars
Published on Jun 28, 2021 06:03 PM IST
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China plans its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033

China is also planning to set up a base in the south pole of the Moon and is deploying robotic expeditions to asteroids and Jupiter around 2030.
Crewed launches to Mars are planned for 2033, 2035, 2037, 2041 and beyond, the head of China's main rocket maker, Wang Xiaojun, told a space exploration conference in Russia recently by video link.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
Crewed launches to Mars are planned for 2033, 2035, 2037, 2041 and beyond, the head of China's main rocket maker, Wang Xiaojun, told a space exploration conference in Russia recently by video link.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 10:24 AM IST
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Watch: China launches astronauts into space after 5 yrs, to build space station

China's Shenzhou-12 carrying 3 astronauts to under-construction space station (Twitter)
China's Shenzhou-12 carrying 3 astronauts to under-construction space station (Twitter)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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China launches manned space mission: Veteran astronaut, treadmills and more

China has earlier operated two experimental space stations. It also landed a probe on Mars last month that carried the Zhurong rover.
China launched Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo into orbit aboard the spacecraft Shenzhou-12. (Reuters Photo)
China launched Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo into orbit aboard the spacecraft Shenzhou-12. (Reuters Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 08:20 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

China launches Shenzhou-12 shuttle carrying first crew to new space station

China's space mission Shenzhou-12 is the third of 11 missions needed to build Tiangong, the country's new space station. The astronauts are being sent for a three-month stay aboard the core module, to see how the men handle their relatively long time in orbit.
Shenzhou 12 space mission: China will send three astronauts -- Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo -- as its first crew to a new space station today. (AP Photo)
Shenzhou 12 space mission: China will send three astronauts -- Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo -- as its first crew to a new space station today. (AP Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 06:13 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose

A selfie from Mars: China's Zhurong rover spreads its 'wings' on Red Planet

China's Zhurong rover captured what is technically a selfie, more of a "group photo" to be precise, where it put a wireless camera on the Martian surface before scooting back to spread its wings and pose before it. The rover also made sure to include its landing platform in the frame.
China’s Zhurong rover with its landing platform in a
China’s Zhurong rover with its landing platform in a "selfie" from the surface of the Red Planet. (Photo via China National Space Administration (CNSA))
Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:56 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose

China's Mars rover sends back images to Earth

The probe also sent back a video taken by a camera on the orbiter, showing how the Tianwen-1 lander and the Zhurong rover separated from the orbiter while landing on the surface of Mars.
In one of the pictures the Chinese Zhurong rover and lander bearing the national flag can be seen on the surface of Mars. (REUTERS)
In one of the pictures the Chinese Zhurong rover and lander bearing the national flag can be seen on the surface of Mars. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India engaged with China for lunar mission, talks failed to take off

China’s Chang’e-4 lunar exploration mission was the first one to land on the far side of the moon – the side that’s not visible from earth – on January 3.
The top space agencies – the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – confirmed the information but did not share details why the cooperation failed to take off.(Corbis via Getty Images)
The top space agencies – the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – confirmed the information but did not share details why the cooperation failed to take off.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 01:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
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