China's National Space Administration says it is working on a program to land a rover on Mars by 2020.
The China National Space Administration space probe Tianwen-1 enters into planetary orbit around Mars. It is the first Chinese spacecraft to reach Mars. A rover will be deployed to explore the Martian surface sometime in May.
The China National Space Administration successfully launches Tianwen-1, China's first independent interplanetary mission to Mars, from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Wenchang, Hainan. The mission includes an orbiter, lander and rover, which will search for evidence of both current and past life on the planet.
The People's Republic of China dismisses reports of the death of former President Jiang Zemin as "pure rumour". [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-afp-20110707-wl_asia_afp-chinapoliticspartyjiang (AFP via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019
It is reported that U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday will unveil a "bold and daring" new space mission to send astronauts to Mars months after he controversially scrapped a project to return to the Moon.