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China’s Tiangong space station: what it is, what it’s for, and how to see it – Australian Times

China’s space program is making impressive progress. The country only launched its first crewed flight in 2003, more than 40 years after the Soviet Union’s Yuri…

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Paulo de Souza, Griffith University
Chinas space program is making impressive progress. The country only launched its first crewed flight in 2003, more than 40 years after the Soviet Unions Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Chinas first Mars mission was in 2020, half a century after the US Mariner 9 probe flew past the red planet.
But the rising Asian superpower is catching up fast: flying missions to the Moon and Mars; launching heavy-lift rockets; building a new space telescope set…

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