China’s Space Station Only Part of Its Ambitious Space Plan

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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