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China Plans A Space Plane For Tourists

•, By Kelsey D. Atherton

Go high enough in the atmosphere, and eventually you'll reach space. That is assuming a vehicle can, somehow, carry itself there--as the atmosphere thins, traditional flight becomes difficult and then impossible. Getting to space takes a rocket, sometimes carried by an airplane, like Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which blasts off from the underbelly of its White Knight Two transport--or it takes a rocket launch from a platform on the ground. A state-backed firm in China wants to get rid of all the extra parts, instead completing the entire process with one rocket-powered spaceplane that takes off like a rocket, and returns to earth like a shuttle.

New Scientist reports:

"The vehicle will take off vertically like a rocket and land on the runway automatically without any ground or on-board intervention," [China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology team leader Han Pengxin] says. It will burn liquid methane and liquid oxygen. Han's team has designed two versions of their rocket plane.

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If one cannot refute or negate the conclusions made in these video then one cannot claim humans are have the capability to explore Moon or Mars globes. One has two choices after watching these videos – paradigm shift or cognitive dissonance. All individuals promoting ancient and future astronauts must deal with this issue by neutralizing the realities in these videos and so much more evidence.that has been ignored.

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