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VOA China 360: China Catching Up to NASA with Space Lab Launch


VOA China 360: China Catching Up to NASA with Space Lab Launch
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China took a major step forward in its space program on September 15, sending its second space lab, Tiangong-2, into orbit. Next month, Beijing plans to send two Chinese astronauts to the lab as part of a broader objective: reaching the same space milestones that the U.S. and Russia achieved in past decades, and potentially overtaking them. What is behind China's growing space ambitions and progress? VOA's Michael Lipin asks Mars Institute director Pascal Lee and gbtimes journalist Andrew Jones.

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