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Jun. 22, 2012

Will China Blast Past America in Space?

China just ticked off another accomplishment in space: its first manned docking in orbit. Next stop...the Moon?

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Dec. 09, 2011

US Military Keeps Wary Eye On Asia’s Space Race

One expert says Asia’s space race could result in peaceful competition--or military conflict.

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Sep. 30, 2011

China Launches A Space Laboratory

Is the unmanned spacecraft the first step toward a Chinese space station?

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Oct. 26, 2007

Chinese Moon Mission Launch

This week, China launched Chang'e One, a robotic lunar orbiter. Does the launch mean the start of a new global space race?

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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