An artist impression of what China’s new spacecraft, which will be able to take off and land on an airstrip in the same way as aeroplanes, may look like. Photo: Handout

Can China’s spaceplane give it the edge against US in space race?

Key feature will be its horizontal take-off, instead of vertical like traditional spacecraft – and it will be able to land at an airport

Topic |   China science

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An artist impression of what China’s new spacecraft, which will be able to take off and land on an airstrip in the same way as aeroplanes, may look like. Photo: Handout
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