Three Chinese astronauts blasted off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation’s experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua. Three Chinese astronauts blasted off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation’s experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua.
Three Chinese astronauts blasted off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation’s experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua.
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China’s second space lab to go into orbit this year as part of permanent manned space station by 2022

Advancing China’s space programme is a priority for Beijing, with President Xi Jinping calling for the country to establish itself as a space power.

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Three Chinese astronauts blasted off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation’s experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua. Three Chinese astronauts blasted off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation’s experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua.
Three Chinese astronauts blasted off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation’s experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua.
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