#China is continuing the preparations of its first ever #Mars exploration project. The team responsible for the ambitious #Tianwen-1 mission on Tuesday released the models of the rover and lander that will be used. Besides its daily routine of exploring the surface of Mars for 90 days, the rover will also report back to earth about its experiences on the Red Planet, which is millions of miles away. According to experts, discovering signs of life will be the first and foremost scientific goal. A Long March-5 rocket will carry the mission – which includes an orbiting spacecraft, as well as the lander and rover and it has been put into position at the #Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern province of #Hainan. Authorities say the launch can take place later this month or early next.
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