SPACE RACE OVER? China to dominate space within 10 YEARS as it becomes only nation with permanent orbital outpost

International Space Station expected to go out of operation in a decade, leaving the People’s Republic alone in space

Article by Jasper Hamill

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. China launched the experimental module to lay the groundwork for a future space station on Thursday, underscoring its ambitions to become a major space power. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wang Jianmin) NO SALES

A Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with the unmanned Tiangong-1 blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre

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