As The U.S. Ends One Space Era, China Begins Another07:37
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Chinese astronauts Yang Liwei, right, and Fei Junlong at the China's Astronauts Center of Beijing Aerospace City. (AP)
Chinese astronauts Yang Liwei, right, and Fei Junlong at the China's Astronauts Center of Beijing Aerospace City. (AP)

The space shuttle Atlantis landed safely at Florida's Kennedy Space Center this morning marking the end of the 30 year mission and leaving questions hanging over the future of America's future in space.

But while the U.S. has come down to Earth, China is blasting off with an ambitious, multi-year plan that includes a manned mission to the moon and the building of a space station.

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This segment aired on July 21, 2011.

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