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Top 10 Science Predictions for 2013

By Becky Ferreira Feb 28, 2013

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China Will Become a Major Astronautical Player

China has been developing a very ambitious space program for the past few decades, and 2013 will be its landmark year. They plan to launch 20 spacecraft over the course of the year, including a new line of manned space laboratories. In addition, Chang'e-3, an unmanned lunar lander and rover, will be launched this year, marking China's first lunar landing. Chinese officials hope to achieve a manned moon landing by 2020.

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