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China space program targets July launch for Mars mission

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China plans a July launch for its Mars mission that will land a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet. Beijing already invested billions of dollars in its space program trying to compete with United States in the race for becoming a major world power. The Mars mission is among many new space projects China is working on, including the ambitious moon mission and setting up a space station by 2022.