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Monday, January 5, 2004



China Aims for Moon This Year, Mars in Future

China rocket launches.
China rocket launches.
Credit: AFP
In the wake of NASA's recent success in landing a rover on the surface of Mars, China has announced its own plans for the red planet. According to China Daily today, China is aiming for a lunar mission this year, which, along with a continued program of lunar exploration, will help prepare it for eventual missions to Mars.

China applauded the United States' success and wished continuing fortune on the mission. The nation also announced that its own state funding for Martian studies would be continued in the future.

(More info: China Daily)


- posted by Brian @ 0:08 EST