Moon Welcomes Chinese Module Into Orbit

January 12, 2015 11:12 PM

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China may be more than six decades behind the United States and Russia when it comes to space exploration, but even so, that won't stop them from trying to catch up. The relatively young world power just achieved a lunar milestone of their own, sending an unmanned spacecraft into orbit around the Moon.

And while that may not seem all that impressive - especially considering that the United States put two men on the lunar surface back in 1969 - it still is a historic achievement. That's because for the last several decades, China has always been a nation focused on economic success and stability. W...

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