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China launches powerful Long March 5 space rocket

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China on Friday launched one of the world's most powerful rockets in a crucial step for its planned mission to Mars in 2020.
The heavy lift Long March 5 rocket blasted off from the Wenchang launch site on the southern island of Hainan at 8:45pm (1245 GMT), a livestreamed feed from CCTV state television showed.

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First Published: Dec 27 2019 | 6:35 PM IST

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