<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><div class="">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). </div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">The capsule was a sub-scale prototype and can be seen here:</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class=""><a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/26/c_135467394_2.htm" class="">http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/26/c_135467394_2.htm</a></div><br class=""><div><blockquote type="cite" class=""><div class="">On Jul 4, 2016, at 10:57 AM, David R. Woods <<a href="mailto:drwoods@stny.rr.com" class="">drwoods@stny.rr.com</a>> wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><div class="">
  

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  <div bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000" class=""><p class="">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. <br class="">
    </p><p class=""><font face="Times New Roman" class=""><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="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</a></font></p><p class=""><font face="Times New Roman" class="">picture:
        <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="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</a></font></p>
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