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Sunday October 02, 2011

China Launches Module for Space Station

The Chinese launched a boxcar-sized experimental space station module into orbit 217 miles above the Earth on Thursday. The experimental station is to be used for two years as a testing module for docking practice preparing for the launch of the actual space station in 2020.

At about 60 tons when completed, the Chinese station will be considerably smaller than the 16-nation ISS, which is expected to continue operating through 2028.