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BEIJING — China will launch an experimental craft next week to pave the way for its first space station, an official said on Tuesday. The launch would bring the growing Asian power closer to matching the United States and Russia with a long-term manned outpost in space. The Tiangong 1, or "Heavenly Palace," will blast off from a site in the Gobi Desert around Sept. 27-30, adding a high-tech sheen to China's National Day celebrations on Oct. 1, the Xinhua news agency said.
Originally posted by amazed
The photo looks messed with, if that's Obama's hand, then he has the longest right arm I've ever seen.