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China Plans World’s Biggest Rocket in Space Tourism Race

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.
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