[FPSPACE] Upgraded "space shuttle bus" aboard new carrier rocket

Robert Pearlman robert at collectspace.com
Mon Jul 4 12:02:06 EDT 2016

The maiden flight of the Long March 7 carried a recoverable capsule, not a winged shuttle — and that image is an artist’s concept created for Popular Science years ago (dating back at least to 2014). 

The capsule was a sub-scale prototype and can be seen here:


> On Jul 4, 2016, at 10:57 AM, David R. Woods <drwoods at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> Long March-7, China's new generation carrier rocket, has carried an upper stage aircraft into the space in its maiden flight Saturday, said a senior space program official. 
> http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Upgraded_space_shuttle_bus_aboard_new_carrier_rocket_999.html <http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Upgraded_space_shuttle_bus_aboard_new_carrier_rocket_999.html>
> picture: http://www.spxdaily.com/images-lg/china-yuanzheng-1-mini-shuttle-lg.jpg <http://www.spxdaily.com/images-lg/china-yuanzheng-1-mini-shuttle-lg.jpg>_______________________________________________
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