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China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

WENCHANG, CHINA: A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan on Thursday. Fuelled by liquid oxygen and kerosene, the Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket blasted off from Hainan's Wenchang Space Launch Center at 7:41 pm (11:41 GMT). Hundreds of spectators who had been waiting to observe the launch since the afternoon cheered and clapped in the stands. Journalists and local hobbyists with long-range zoom lenses snapped…