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China tests ‘Lunar Palace’ as it eyes moon mission

BEIJING Chinese students will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon. Four postgraduate students from the capital's astronautics research university Beihang entered the 160-square-metre (1,720-square-foot) cabin -- dubbed the "Yuegong-1", or "Lunar Palace" -- on Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The volunteers will live in the sealed lab to simulate a long-term, self-contained space mission…