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China claims ‘space superpower’ status with moon launch

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar exploration mission blasted off on Tuesday, the first step of what Chinese space scientists call a “very long and even perilous march” to land on the moon and bring back samples from the lunar surface.  The early morning launch from the Wenchang cosmodrome off the southern resort island of Hainan was broadcast […]