A winged rocket capable of taking off from a launchpad, landing on a runway and carrying 20 passengers to the edge of space is being developed in China as part of a major push towards space tourism.
State-backed firm China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is going up against Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin by aiming to offer commercial spaceflight. According to New Scientist, however, the company’s space plane will be far larger than rival craft.
Having gotten pretty good at landing their rockets, SpaceX will now work towards the other half of its plan to build fully reusable rockets: Sending one of its used rocket back into space. More »
Getting into space is hard – so much so that, nearly 50 years after we put a man on the Moon, there are still only a handful of nations with the funds and technical capabilities to launch rockets into orbit and beyond. In a move tha...
A state-backed agency is testing its first vehicle to send tourists to the edge of space and back - and hopes to fly up to 20 people at a time
The flight was an essential step towards the company being ready to take paying passengers to the edge of space.