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China launches third and final module for Tiangong space station: State media

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Oct 31, 2022 01:19 PM IST

The space station is set to be the second permanently inhabited outpost in low-Earth orbit after the NASA-led International Space Station.

China on Monday launched the last of the three modules that will comprise its space station, set to be the second permanently inhabited outpost in low-Earth orbit after the NASA-led International Space Station.

Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang stepping outside China’s Tiangong space station.(AFP File)
Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang stepping outside China’s Tiangong space station.(AFP File)

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The uncrewed Mengtian ("Dreaming of the Heavens") module was launched atop China's most powerful rocket, the Long March 5B, at 3:37 p.m. (0737 GMT) from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern island province of Hainan.

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