- Jul 8, 2003
First images from China's Tianwen-1 Mars lander released
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has released images received from its Tianwen-1 Mars lander. The still and animated images sent from the Red Planet confirm the lander's successful touchdown in the Utopia Planitia region on May 14.
Though the Tianwen-1 lander carrying the Zhurong rover made an autonomous landing on the Martian surface last week, these are the first images of the landing to be released.