China to go to Mars by 2020: Nation takes another step towards red planet as it reveals it will launch second space station this year
China has set its sights firmly on Mars and is aiming to launch a mission to the red planet by 2020.
The country’s plans were given a boost yesterday after it recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket.
Space program authorities said the spaceship’s landing on the vast Inner Mongolian steppe keeps China on schedule to place its second space station into orbit later this year.
OMG, UK, 3 hours ago
Will there be a hole in the ground or ocean after they have taken CHINA to Mars??? We will need new maps !! haaaaaaaaaaa
Budgie, Norwich, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Will the Americans form a welcoming party?
hellfest85, Palermo, Italy, 6 hours ago
So they can ruin another place like they ruined China with their pollution
robertsgt40, san antonio texas usa, United States, 8 hours ago
Really? How they gonna finance it?
Burnt, Land of oz, United States, 6 hours ago
geofferz, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 5 hours ago
China has masses of cash? in fact China has bailed you (the usa ) out
Julian and Sandy, Romford, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
That’s where our Overseas Aid go’s then….
Jim Wroe, Claremorris, Ireland, 8 hours ago
Hope they all go.
melarman, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Pity they do not look after their people and animals before going off to space.
banjo99, moonbase alpha, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
In four years? That is so improbable i`d call it an a lie.