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China readies rocket to launch first module of space station into orbit

China moved its heavy-lift rocket into place on Monday in preparation to launch the first module of its space station in the coming months.It came as President Xi Jinping again emphasised the country’s space ambitions when he met scientists on the Chang’e 5 lunar exploration project in Beijing, according to state news agency Xinhua.The China Manned Space Engineering Office said the Long March 5B (CZ-5B) rocket had been transported to the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the southern island of…


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