China aims to launch regular space flights by 2045

China's goal is to set up a space program that operates thousands of flights a year and carries tens of thousands of tons of cargo and passengers by 2045, the official Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying Friday.

China aims to launch regular space flights by 2045

China, along with Russia and the United States, is working to become a major space power by 2030.

Bao Weimin, a senior official at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, told a conference that the planned space flight system would be able to meet commercial demands, Xinhua reported.

He also said that China is striving to make progress in the required basic technology and build a testing system by 2025.

China has taken steps in recent years to make space flights more economical. It is developing reusable rockets such as the Long March 8 and 9, and this month it successfully launched and sent a reusable spacecraft.


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