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China’s Super-Long Space Ambitions

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 6, 2021
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China is investigating the possibility of building a spacecraft that will be half a mile long. Yes, half a mile. That's much bigger than the pictured Chinese rocket. How do you launch something that long into space? Why? We don’t have a lot of details from China about this spacecraft. Mason Peck is a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at Cornell University and a former chief technologist at NASA. (Segment produced by Cole Cummings) (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Show More...