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The space shuttle is back!

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Not one of ours. :|

China's reusable spacecraft returns to Earth after 2 days
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The Chinese reusable experimental spaceship has successfully returned to Earth having spent two days in the orbit, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.

The reusable spaceship was launched this past Friday on a Long March 2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert.

While little has so far been known about the reusable capsule, Xinhua said the experiment was successful, which marks a milestone in China's quest to master reusable spacecrafts.

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Ripped off our design.

Typical
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ed wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:12 pm Ripped off our design.

Typical
The Soviets did, and then came up with an improved model that could land by remote control (like the Chinese one but not ours).
Late 1980s, got through sub-orbital landing tests before the project was cancelled due to the fall of the USSR.

The Russian Federation space program didn't think it was immediately profitable enough to pursue, but it looks like they may have got some money out of it by selling the plans to the Chinese.

Or it may be that the Chinese came up with parallel development after knowing it was possible.
Or they stole it but not directly from us.

The USA totally dropped the ball on this one long ago.
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