China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission wins international space award

China’s Tianwen 1 Mars mission has been awarded one of the spaceflight world’s most prestigious awards.

The Tianwen 1 spacecraft lifted off from Wenchang spaceport on July 23, 2020 and entered Mars orbit in February 2021. The mission’s solar-powered Zhurong rover then successfully landed in the Red Planet‘s Utopia Planitia plain in May that year.