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China successfully launches cargo resupply spacecraft

BEIJING: China successfully launched an automated cargo resupply spacecraft to rendezvous with an orbiting module, in the second of a series of missions needed to complete its first permanent space station. The Tianzhou-2, or “Heavenly Vessel” in Chinese, blasted off

China launches first module for new space station

BEIJING: China has launched the first module of its new space station, a milestone in Beijing’s ambitious plan to place a permanent human presence in space. The Tianhe core module, which houses life support equipment and a living space for