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CHINA AIMS TO LAUNCH REUSABLE SPACE PLANE BY 2020

CHINA AIMS TO LAUNCH REUSABLE SPACE PLANE BY 2020 China plans to launch a homegrown, reusable space plane for the first time in 2020, according to Chinese media reports. "The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth," China's state-run outlet Xinhua reported last week. Xinhua cited a statement by the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), as well as Chen Hongbo, a researcher at the corporation: "Chen said that the spacecraft will be easier to maintain and can improve the frequency of launches at lower cost, bringing new opportunities for more people to travel into space."   More



(Source: Space.com - Nov 4)

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