China’s launching of three astronauts over the weekend to work on completing the country’s Tiangong space station is the latest step in making itself a leading space power in the decades ahead, the BBC reported on Monday.
Already it is only the third nation to have put astronauts into space and to build a space station, joining the Soviet Union and the United States.
China recently released a new, high-definition image of Tiangong, which is in orbit about 250 miles above the Earth, Bloomberg reported.
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