India’s space agency is looking at the possibility of a winged spaceplane. “We would like to work on winged spaceplanes that mix rocket science with airplane technology, perhaps after a decade,” says K. Sivan, chairman of the state-run Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).Some groundwork has been laid with the test flight of a small experimental winged space vehicle in May 2016, Sivan says. “ISRO would now like to go beyond this and attempt, getting back the ...

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