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3Novices:China to launch first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou 1

China will launch its first cargo spacecraft on Thursday, state media said, taking another step towards its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.
President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China’s space programme to strengthen national security and defence.
What is the Tianzhou 1 and why it matters in China’s ambitious space mission?
The Tianzhou-1 cargo resupply spacecraft will be launched at 7.41pm (1141 GMT), borne aloft on a Long March-7 Y2 rocket…
April 20, 2017 at 10:23AM http://ift.tt/2oXAnE0
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