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A historic space mission completes its first step as the two astronauts launched in the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft successfully dock at the Tiangong-2 space station and begin experiments

he mission is one of 20 that China has planned for 2016 as it ramps up its space program and aims for a more permanent space station by 2022.
5 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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