China successfully launches 2nd space laboratory Tiangong-2

China successfully launched its second experimental space laboratory late on Thursday. The Long March-2F T2 rocket, carrying Tiangong-2 space lab, blasted off at 10:04 pm (1404 GMT) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. This brings China a step closer to having a permanent manned space station around 2022.

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