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China may have landed a new space plane on Sept. 6 at this secretive air base, located in China in the desert near an old nuclear testing ground. Planet Labs Inc. hide caption

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New Chinese Space Plane Landed At Mysterious Air Base, Evidence Suggests

The mission took place this past weekend, shrouded in secrecy, but some clues are emerging about what China sent into space, and why.

China may have landed a new space plane on Sept. 6 at this secretive air base, located in China in the desert near an old nuclear testing ground. Planet Labs Inc. hide caption

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New Chinese Space Plane Landed At Mysterious Air Base, Evidence Suggests

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The whistleblower says Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, twice told him to withhold reporting on Russian threats to the election. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Whistleblower Alleges DHS Told Him To Stop Reporting On Russia Threat

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