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A Foothold in Space
Rapidly developing China needs a space station to conduct studies on microgravity, astronomy and space radiation biology. More importantly, the planned Chinese facility is very likely to become mankind's only foothold in space, as the International Space Station will terminate operations in 2020
A New Start
Designed to serve as a platform for China's future spacecraft to rendezvous and dock with in outer space, China's first module of its planned space station, Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace-1, blasted off at 21:16 Beijing Time (13:16 GMT) on September 29 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province
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Venturing Further Into Space
China launches a prototype space module as a precursor to a manned space station
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China's Milestones in Space
China's First Space Lab Module Enters Space
Interview With Chief Designer of Tiangong-1
China's Unmanned Space Module Ready for Launch
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