Thursday, December 17, 2015

China Building Capsule Like NASA's Orion

The unnamed vehicle, which could launch as soon as 2020, would abandon the Soyuz-like design of the Shenzhou spacecraft in place of a conical crew module above a cylindrical service module, similar to the Orion and CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, as well as the earlier Apollo spacecraft.

The Chinese vehicle would be able to hold up to six people, and splash down in the ocean.

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