24 July 2020
Chinese space authorities are inviting the general public to share their excitement about the successful launch of the Tianwen 1 Mars probe mission by holding an official global naming campaign for the country's first Mars rover on 24 July. The global naming campaign event was hosted by the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Centre of China's National Space Administration in collaboration with the Tianwen 1 project contractors including the China Academy of Space Technology and China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. China's search engine Baidu will undertake the naming activity on its Baidu App. The rover naming campaign will be open until 12 August, Baidu said in a press release.
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