China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft completes historic Mars landing

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    An unmanned Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday.

    China is now the third country to make a touchdown on Mars, after Russia, in 1971, and the US five years later.

    The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time”, China’s state news agency Xinhua said.

    Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

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