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China says Martian rover takes first drive on surface of Red Planet

China says Martian rover takes first drive on surface of Red Planet

A remote-controlled Chinese motorised rover drove down the ramp of its landing capsule on Saturday and onto the surface of Mars, making China the first nation to orbit, land and deploy a land vehicle on its inaugural mission to the Red Planet.
Published 23 May, 2021 10:29am
Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA

Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA

Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing U.S. criticism over lack of transparency.
Published 09 May, 2021 12:19pm
Chinese rocket debris set for re-entry by early Sunday

Chinese rocket debris set for re-entry by early Sunday

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Remnants of China’s largest rocket launched last week are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere late Saturday or early Sunday, a U.S. federally funded space-focused research and development centre said.
Published 08 May, 2021 11:07am
NASA extracts breathable oxygen from thin Martian air

NASA extracts breathable oxygen from thin Martian air

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NASA has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable oxygen, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday.
Published 22 Apr, 2021 09:50am
Hong Kong robots help autistic children boost social skills

Hong Kong robots help autistic children boost social skills

A Hong Kong professor has developed an educational programme using role-playing robots to help children with autism improve their social skills, part of an initiative adopted by non-profit groups and schools.
Published 22 Apr, 2021 09:44am