China to build the world's biggest space plane by 2020: Aircraft would take 20 tourists 80 miles above Earth
This year China has been firmly establishing its place in the space race, by unveiling the world's largest radio telescope, launching a space lab in preparation for a space station and unveiling plans to send a mission to Mars.
Now it seems the country also has its eyes on commercial spaceflight.
Designs of a new space plane, which could fly up to 20 passengers to the edge of space each day, have been revealed.
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CHINA'S SPACE PLANE Designs of a new space plane, which could fly up to 20 passengers to the edge of space each day, have been revealed.
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