A new space race

Updated

China today took one giant leap into space with the launch of its TianGong1 (aka “Heavenly Palace”) module. It’s an unmanned mini space station about the size of a boxcar, to which future missions will be able to dock. A launch countdown sounds different in Chinese, but watching a rocket go up is fun in any language. If you want to see the whole thing in Chinese, click here.

A new space race

Updated