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China's Giant Leap Into a New Space Race

Ian Morris
Board of Contributors
Jan 10, 2019 | 06:30 GMT
A Chinese lunar rover begins exploring the far side of the moon on Jan. 3, 2019.

A Chinese lunar rover begins exploring the far side of the moon on Jan. 3. By achieving the first-ever landing on the moon's far side, China took another significant step toward catching up with the United States in space.

(CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese ambitions in low-Earth orbit and beyond have generated talk of a Space Race 2.0, but don't expect a repeat of the old Cold War competition between the United States and Soviet Union....

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