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China's New Space Station Has a Big Role to Play—Scientifically and Diplomatically


China's New Space Station Has a Big Role to Play—Scientifically and Diplomatically When the International Space Station (ISS) goes out of service in 2030, low-Earth orbit won’t be empty of cosmic labs. Already flying—if only partially constructed—is China’s two-module (soon to be three) Tiangong space station. Compared to the 16-module ISS, China’s orbiting platforms is a modest machine, but as Popular Science reports in a story that nicely frames China’s overall ambitions in space, Tiangong has a big role to play.   More



(Source: Time - Sep 13)

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