Render of the Tiangong-2 space lab (left) docked with a Shenzhou crewed spacecraft. Credit: CMSE
In this European Space Agency illustration, a satellite breaks up, adding to the growing population of orbital debris. Debris-clearing spacecraft the U.S., China and others have in the works could easily double as anti-satellite weapons. Credit: ESA
The far side of the Moon and distant Earth, imaged by the Chang'e-5 T1 mission service module in  2014 Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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A Long March 3A lifts off June 6 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre with Fengyun-2H weather satellite. Credit: CASC
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Chinese rocket company OneSpace prepares for a vertical assembly rehearsal of their suborbital OS-X rocket in early April. Credit: OneSpace
Chinese launch company OneSpace complete a vertical assembly rehearsal for the OS-X rocket on April 11, 2018. A test launch is slated for May 17. Credit: Image courtesy of OneSpace
The far side of the Moon and distant Earth, imaged by the Chang'e-5 T1 mission service module in  2014 Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences
The South Pole-Aitken Basin on the lunar far side is one of the largest and oldest impact features in the solar system. It's easily seen in the elevation data. The low center is dark blue and purple. Mountains on its edge, remnants of outer rings, are red and yellow. Credit: NASA/GSFC/University of Arizona
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A photo of a slide presented by Long Lehao of CALT at the China International Commercial Space Symposium in Harbin on April 24, showing a section of the planned Long March 8. Credit: Sina Weibo/Spaceflightfans
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A Chinese military communications satellite launches atop a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in November 2015. Credit: Xinhua
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The 13th National People's Conference wrapped up its first legislative session March 20 in Beijing. Credit: Xinhua/Wang Ye

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