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China's first Mars Rover to get a name on Space Day

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Beijing: China is all set to announce name of its first Mars rover on its Space Day. The China National Space Administration annually observes its Space Day on April 24

The events include the opening ceremony, bilateral talks on the international lunar research station, and the fourth China Space Conference, reports Xinhua news agency.

The events include the opening ceremony, bilateral talks on the international lunar research station, and the fourth China Space Conference, reports Xinhua news agency.

The name of China's first Mars rover will be announced at the opening ceremony on Saturday, Lyu said.

China launched Tianwen-1 on July 23, 2020. The spacecraft, consisting of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, entered the parking orbit of Mars after performing an orbital manoeuver on February 24.

The global campaign of naming of China's first Mars Rover kicked off last July.

Netizens at home and abroad were invited to vote for their favorite among 10 candidates from January 20 to February 28.

Last month three possible names emerged, with "Zhurong", a fire god in ancient Chinese mythology, topping the list.

(From IANS)

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