TRENDING China's space exploration: revisiting launch site of country's first satellite

TRENDING

China's space exploration: revisiting launch site of country's first satellite

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23:29, June 16, 2021

In another breakthrough for national space exploration, the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft will be launched on Thursday, China space authorities said on Wednesday. The country has notched up many achievements in the five decades since China's first satellite, Dongfanghong-1.

Dongfanghong-1 in 1970 made China the fifth country to launch its own satellite and represented the country's first step in space exploration. Let's take a look around the Dongfanghong-1 launch site today.

(Video source: CMG)

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