Selfies have become ubiquitous everywhere – even Mars. Now, the Tianwen 1 orbiter is getting into the spirit with a selfie taken high up in Martian orbit.Continue reading “China Releases a Selfie-Stick Video of Tianwen-1 Above Mars”
China’s First Mars Lander is Going to be Called “Tianwen”
Friday April 24th was China’s “Space Day,” celebrated on the 50 year anniversary of their first satellite launch. This past Friday, China marked the occasion with the announcement of the name for their first Mars Lander: Tianwen.
According to China’s National Space Administration (CNSA), Tianwen translates to “Quest for Heavenly Truth.”Continue reading “China’s First Mars Lander is Going to be Called “Tianwen””