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chaina is going to start their new mission to make a new permanent spacecentre in orbit.The photo show is the first cargo spacecraft of china named Tianzhou-1.
China will begin building a permanent base in orbit to rival the International Space Station in just two years.
The announcement comes after China successfully launched its first cargo spacecraft last week.
Officials said a permanent base in space will help them realise their ambition of becoming a ‘major space power’.
The Tianzhou-1, China’s first cargo spacecraft, launched on April 20 and completed the first of three planned docking attempts with the orbiting Tiangong-2 spacelab two days later, state media reported.
The successful five-day refuelling, directed from technicians on Earth and completed on Thursday, is a key milestone toward China’s plans to begin sending crews to a permanent space station by 2022.
‘This again announces the ambition and aspiration of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese people, and our resolute confidence in becoming a major space power,’ the space station project’s supervisor Wang Zhaoyao told a news briefing in Beijing.
‘After completing experimental stage spaceflight missions, we will enter the development and construction phase.
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