HUAILAI: China has invited international observers to a take a look at of its Mars lander because it pushes for inclusion in extra international house tasks.
Thursday’s take a look at was carried out at a website outdoors Beijing simulating situations on the Purple Planet, the place the pull of gravity is about one-third that of Earth.
China plans to launch a lander and rover to Mars subsequent yr to discover elements of the planet in element.
China’s burgeoning house program achieved a lunar milestone earlier this yr by touchdown a probe on the mysterious far facet of the moon.
It has developed quickly, particularly because it carried out its first crewed mission in 2003 and has sought cooperation with house businesses from Europe and elsewhere.
The US has banned most house cooperation with China out of nationwide safety considerations.


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