Work on China’s Tiangong Space Station began in earnest on Thursday, with the first of several modules sent into near-Earth orbit aboard a Long March 5 heavy rocket.The module Tianhe – which means “heavenly harmony” – was blasted off from the southern island province of Hainan at 11.23am local time.The 22 tonne component will serve as the core of the Tiangong, or “Heavenly Palace”, where astronauts will spend most of their time.“The successful launch of the Tianhe core module indicates that the…


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