China: Regime launches Tiangong 2 space station

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September 15, 2016
Beckley Register-Herald    
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"China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars in the coming years. The Tiangong 2 was carried into space on Thursday night atop a Long March 7 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in northern China. Plans call for the launch next month of the Shenzhou 11 spaceship with two astronauts to dock with the station and remain on board for a month. The station, whose name means 'Heavenly Palace,' is considered a stepping stone to a mission to Mars by the end of the decade." (09/15/16)

http://www.register-herald.com/region/china-launches-second-space-station-tiangong/article_860c1111-4ad4-5802-8189-d1eba004be09.html  

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