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China's space station module launch under way

China plans to launch an unmanned space module, part of a planned space station, within the next few days.

Preparations are underway around the launching pad in the Gobi Desert.

The launch of the Tiangong 1 or the 'Heavenly Palace' is expected to take place in time for China's National Day celebrations on October 1.

Xiaoyun Yao reports.