The Long March carrier rocket, which entered service in 1970, has outlived rivals over the years, including the US Space Shuttle, and is still around as China develops its capabilities beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Photo: Xinhua

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The Long March carrier rocket, which entered service in 1970, has outlived rivals over the years, including the US Space Shuttle, and is still around as China develops its capabilities beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Photo: Xinhua
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