Mars base simulator unveiled in Gobi Desert

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  1. Chinese company C-Space has set up a Mars-based stimulator in the Gobi Desert. It acts an educational facility and hosts students. The company also plans to open the stimulator for tourists in 2020.
  2. China had also established a village simulating the environmental conditions on Mars, in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. The village was constructed in red rock area of the Qaidam basin in western Qinghai, which has been dubbed “the most Martian place on Earth.”
  3. These projects are part of China’s Mars exploration preparation. China has planned to send a probe to the Mars in 2020.
  4. Earlier in 2019, China had achieved a milestone after its spacecraft Chang’e-4 made first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon