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Taikonauts

China is setting some lofty goals. For the first time, the nation prepares to send people into space. They'll be called Taikonauts. Robert Siegel and Lynn Neary explain.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.
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