The space lab Tiangong 2 heads into orbit on the back of a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua The space lab Tiangong 2 heads into orbit on the back of a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua
The space lab Tiangong 2 heads into orbit on the back of a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua

China stakes its claim on high frontier with launch of space lab

Carrying world’s most accurate clock and experiments from Hong Kong students, Tiangong 2 moves country closer to a permanent station

The space lab Tiangong 2 heads into orbit on the back of a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua The space lab Tiangong 2 heads into orbit on the back of a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua
The space lab Tiangong 2 heads into orbit on the back of a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua
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