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Feb 5, 2024

Astronomy Cast Ep. 706: China’s Space Program

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Streamed live on Jan 30, 2024.

We’re so familiar with NASA’s exploration efforts in space, but you might be surprised to learn that China launches almost as many rockets as the US. They’ve got their own space exploration program that could soon bring humans to the surface of the Moon. Let’s give a brief overview of China’s space exploration plans.


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THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela