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Top Stories: October 2016

31 Oct 2016, 10:36 UTC
Top Stories: October 2016
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Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.Here's our round-up for October:China plans world’s biggest spaceplane to carry 20 touristsThe China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing has designed a simple, one-piece spaceplane whose design can be scaled up to carry more people, academy rocket scientist Lui Haiquang told the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Read more here.

Credit: Mr Pengxin Han et al. from CALT

China's Private Space Industry Prepares to Compete with SpaceX and Blue OriginMuch of the recent media attention to space travel is centred on the activities of flamboyant billionaires and private companies in the US. Left out, though, is the fact that, like in much of the rest of global business, a new generation of Chinese commercial and tourist space endeavours are looking to compete as well.One of the more intriguing of China's emerging commercial space launch companies is Expace. Founded in February, the firm will be the lead tenant of China's first ...

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