China’s first attempt to reach Mars failed in 2012, when Russia’s Phobos-Grunt spacecraft carrying China’s Yinghuo 1 probe failed to get beyond Earth’s orbit and eventually broke up over the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock/NASA

Onwards to Mars for China’s deep space explorers after Chang’e 4 moon mission success

  • Buoyed by a world first, Chinese scientists are looking to the red planet to push frontiers
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China’s first attempt to reach Mars failed in 2012, when Russia’s Phobos-Grunt spacecraft carrying China’s Yinghuo 1 probe failed to get beyond Earth’s orbit and eventually broke up over the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock/NASA
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