China's Spaceplane for Tourists

China working on hypersonic spaceplane will be able to carry 20 passengers.

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CATSC) is developing of a spaceplane, that will travel at hypersonic speeds.



Above, China’s spaceplane concept.   Credit China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

With a 12-metre wingspan, could fly 20 people to 130 kilometres at Mach 8, offering 4 minutes of weightlessness.

According to annalists a ride will cost between $200,000 and $250,000.

China's Spaceplane for Tourists



The spaceplane should take off and land up to 50 times.  Credit Mr Pengxin Han et al. from CALT

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