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China Is Developing an ‘Ultra-Large’ $2.3 Million Megaship That Is Miles Long

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Aug 24, 2021 (Updated: Aug 24, 2021 22:35 EDT)

Crewed space missions call for colossal engineering projects.

Case in point, researchers in China are investigating the possibility of assembling a spacecraft in orbit. The project is part of the nation’s ambitions to expand space exploration, which encompasses crewed missions operating on long-term timescales.

The proposal from the National Natural Science Foundation of China calls for an analysis of the mechanics of constructing an “ultra-large spacecraft spanning kilometers”, according to an initial report from the South China Morning Post.

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