Exploration to Mars picks up again in the 1990s, but with mixed results: seven probes are lost. But US space agency NASA enjoys two successes, both in 1997. In July, Mars Pathfinder places the robotic rover Sojourner on the planet. Then in September Mars Global Surveyor, launched a year earlier, enters orbit and goes on to study the entire surface, atmosphere, and interior of the planet. Both Pathfinder and Surveyor collect detailed data about the planet and are able to detect the presence of minerals.

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Saturday reiterated his commitment towards making Pakistan a technology superpower in the next ten years. In a tweet, the federal minister said the projects of Made in Pakistan were adopted by the Ministry of Science and Technology as per the vision of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

Earlier in Pakistan, from sanitizers to masks, they were either not found or were sold in black, however, today we are able not only to meet the local needs but exporting these items. In the next phase, Health City will be established on 200 acres of land in Faisalabad while Science and Technology Special Economic Zones are being set up in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, he said.

Technology industry and business will get special benefits in these zones, Chaudhry Fawad said.

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