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Successful launch for China's Tiangong-2 space station

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

15-09-2016 9:37 CDT

Topics: Chinese human spaceflight, mission status

Chinese officials have announced that this morning's launch of the Tiangong-2 space station was successful. For more on this mission, read Andrew Jones' coverage:

Tiangong-2 launch

Xinhua news

Tiangong-2 launch

As for me, I celebrated the successful launch by making several animated GIFs. Enjoy!

(Note: I called the boosters solid in the tweet below; they are, in fact, liquid-fueled rockets. My apologies for the error.)

 
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