Given President Xi Jinping’s space dream to turn China into the world’s leading space power in the next two decades, the success of the Long March 5 put China’s path to that goal back on track. China views the development of space power as a necessary move for a country that wants to strengthen its national power. Read more: China set April 24 as the country's Space Day in 2016 to mark the launch, which was the beginning of its exploration of the universe and peaceful uses of the outer space. According to the report, China’s goal is to become a space power on par with the United States. China's 'space dream': A Long March to the moon The Tiangong-1 was shot into orbit in September 2011 The plunge back to Earth of a defunct Chinese space …

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With a capacity of 25 tonnes into low earth orbit (LEO), 14 tonnes to geostationary transfer orbit, and eight tonnes to Earth-Moon transfer orbit, the Long March 5 is a leap in China’s rocket payload capacity.

Xi succinctly articulated China’s space activities within his vision of China’s space dream: “The space dream is part of the dream to make China stronger.

Friday marks the fifth Space Day of China and the 50th anniversary of the successful launch of Dongfanghong-1 on April 24, 1970.

Indeed, China's goal is to become a space power on par with the United States and to foster a space industry that is the equal of …