China Sends Rocket to Moon

China is attempting to become a larger space power by efforts to send a man to the moon by launching a second lunar probe Friday.
The rocket launched from the province Sichuan around 7 p.m. and will fly as close as 9.3 miles above the surface of the moon, MSNBC said.
China is competing with Japan and India to become the biggest power in space and has now become the third country behind the U.S. and Russia to put a man in space, MSNBC said.
The satellite is expected to reach the moon in about five days and is the second Chinese lunar probe to be launched after the first one was in 2007, according to BBC.

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