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The final module has docked with China's Tiangong space station.

The final module of China's Tiangong space station successfully docked with the core structure on Tuesday

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, according to state media, a key step toward completion by the end of the year and a watershed moment in the country's space ambitions.

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Tiangong is one of the crown jewels in Beijing's well-funded programme, which has landed robotic rovers on Mars and the Moon

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and made China only the third country to put humans in orbit, as it seeks to catch up with major spacefaring powers such as the United States and Russia.

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Since 2011, when Washington prohibited NASA from interacting with Beijing, China has been barred from the International Space Station (ISS).

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The completion of Tiangong would indicate that "China is now an equal player in space with the United States, Russia, and Europe."

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