Chinese Engine Plan Suggests Substantial Moon Base

Credit: NASA
BEIJING—Chinese space propulsion engineers are working on an unusually powerful variable-thrust engine, suggesting correspondingly ambitious plans for the country’s proposed manned Moon base. The engine would generate 80 kN (18,000 lb.) of thrust, compared with the 45 kN for the TRW Lunar Module...

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