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China launches module for space station

China launches module for space station

BEIJING: China on Thursday launched the first module of its space station, a milestone in Beijing’s ambitious plan to establish a permanent human presence in space.

Following in the footsteps of China, the United States, Russia and Europe, China seeks to reflect its growing global stature and growing technological prowess.

According to state television, the Tianhe Core module, which houses life equipment and accommodation for astronauts, was launched on Thursday on a Long March 5B rocket from Wenchang in China’s tropical province of Hainan, state television reported. told.