China quietly lands its ultra-secret experimental spacecraft

There are three major missions bound for Mars in the space of just 10 days this month – the UAE’s Hope orbiter, China’s Tianwen-1 craft and NASA’s Perseverance rover.  The countries are taking advantage of a period when Earth and Mars are favourably aligned for a relatively short journey.   July 20: Hope (UAE) The 3,000lb (1,350kg) craft (pictured) … Read more