Xi Jinping urges era of exploration as China nears launch of first space station module



Chinese President Xi Jinping urged scientists to further China’s progress in space, as the country moved a step closer to launching the first module of its space station.The remarks came as a heavy-lift rocket was moved into place on Monday in preparation for the launch in the coming months.The China Manned Space Engineering Office said the Long March 5B (CZ-5B) rocket had been transported to the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the southern island of Hainan.It will now be loaded with the…