FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2011, file image from November 2011  shows China's Shenzhou-8 spacecraft docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space station. Photo: CCTV via AP Video, File

Space lab’s fiery end a sign of China’s rise

Tiangong-1 was a crucial element of China’s learning curve in space exploration. And while the United States and Russia have the lead after many more decades of research and experience, China is catching up in leaps and bounds

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2011, file image from November 2011  shows China's Shenzhou-8 spacecraft docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space station. Photo: CCTV via AP Video, File
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