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China announced the name of its first rover

China's first rover will be called “Zhujun,” the National Space Management announced Saturday, when the country's Cosmonautics Day was also marked, Radio China reports.
Zhujun is the god of fire in Chinese mythology, which matches the Chinese name of the red planet “huosin” (letter. Planet of Fire).

Naming the first Chinese rover after the god of fire symbolizes igniting the flame of China's planetary exploration, said Wu Yenhua, deputy director of space management.



China launches Tienuan-1 probe on July 23, 2020 The spacecraft entered Mars orbit on February 24. The most challenging part of the mission will be a soft landing in May.

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