China launches final space station module Mengtian – state media

BEIJING, Oct 31 (Reuters) – China on Monday launched the last of the three modules that will comprise its space station, set to be the second permanently inhabited outpost in low-Earth orbit after the NASA-led International Space Station.

The uncrewed Mengtian (“Dreaming of the Heavens”) module was launched atop China’s most powerful rocket, the Long March 5B, at 3:37 p.m. (0737 GMT) from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern island province of Hainan.

Reporting by Ryan Woo
Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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