China studies space tourism

One day Chinese Shenzhou spacecraft may accommodate tourists in much the same way Russia flies paying passengers on its Soyuz missions, according to a Reuters report. The head of the China National Space Administration, China’s rough equivalent to NASA, said he was open to that possibility, although not immediately. “Once our technology is more mature, more reliable, there is this possibility,” Sun Laiyan. “Not only male tourists, but female too.” How egalitarian of him.

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