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China extends terrestrial rivalries into orbit with new space race

India and Japan unite over Beijing's moon landings and antisatellite weapons

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China's lunar rover Yutu-2 rolls onto the far side of the moon, where competition among Asian nations has extended   © Reuters

On September 7, India will attempt to land an unmanned mission on the moon. If it is successful, it will join China as the second Asian power that has landed on the lunar surface -- its efforts driven by China's achievements.

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