May 9, 2020

China launches new rocket into space as it steps up Moon landing plans

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China plans to send an astronaut to the Moon in about a decade and then build a base there. Its lunar rover on the far side has driven about 450 metres so far.

The next big mission for Beijing is to land a probe on Mars, with liftoff expected this year.

Space agency tests new design that is billed to replace current Shenzhou module, a copy of Russia’s Soyuz.

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