China has ambitious plans to launch a mission to Mars in the next couple of months.
Bejing is fixing on a launch for the red planet with the aim of landing a remote-controlled rover on the surface.
That launch could come as soon as July. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the country’s space program and confirmed the plans over the weekend.
The company said in a statement: ‘This big project is progressing as planned and we are targeting a launch in July.’ (Text, photo -Metro)