China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday.
The Mars rover, according to Chinese scientists, touched down on the red planet Saturday morning, May 15, 2021.
This is the first time China has landed a probe on a planet other than Earth.
China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed the landing on Saturday morning.
“The Mars exploration mission has been a total success,” Zhang Kejian, head of the CNSA, announced at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
“It’s another important milestone for China’s space exploration,” he added.