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China's Space Shot a Prelude to Manned Flight

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China's Space Shot a Prelude to Manned Flight

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China's Space Shot a Prelude to Manned Flight

China's Space Shot a Prelude to Manned Flight

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China launches its fourth unmanned space capsule into Earth orbit. The government said the program could "soon lead to a manned space voyage." NPR's Rob Gifford and Renee Montagne discuss why the race to space is so important to China's national pride.