China’s spacecraft Zhurong makes its first drive on Mars


According to the BBC’s report, the remote-controlled spacecraft of China, which landed on Mars a week ago, landed on the surface of the planet from the landing capsule.

With this drive, China became the second country after the USA to use spacecraft on Mars.

The tool was sent to study the planet’s surface soil and atmosphere, looking for signs of life, including groundwater or ice.

Zhurong successfully landed in the region of Utopia Planitia, north of Mars, on May 15th.

China became the third country to send spacecraft to Mars, after the USA and Russia.

The vehicle, named after Zhurong, the god of fire and war in Chinese mythology, set off in July 2020 and reached Mars in 7 months, and it took 3 months to get into orbit.