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Spotlight: China’s first Mars mission attracts global attention – China.org.cn

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BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) — China’s successful launch of its first Mars mission on Thursday attracted global attention as the country has taken the first step in its planetary exploration of the solar system.
The Mars probe aims to complete orbiting, landing and roving in one mission.
The mission — consisting of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover — is “the most ambitious thing one could do on a first attempt,” says John Logsdon, a space policy expert at George Washington University.
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