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China starts construction of its space station

China wants to start building its space station in the next few weeks, reports the German Press Agency (dpa), citing Chinese state media. Three space flights are planned until probably June. The spacecraft “Shenzhou 12” for three astronauts as well as a rocket of the type “Long March 2F” arrived at the spaceport Jiuquan in Northwest China for final assembly. Exactly when the manned flight is to start was not disclosed.

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