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Science News Roundup: China aims to operate regular space flights; T cell shortage linked to severe COVID-19 in elderly and more

China aims to operate regular space flights by 2045, official says China aims to set up a space programme operating thousands of flights a year and carrying tens of thousands of tons of cargo and passengers by 2045, state news agency Xinhua quoted an official as saying on Friday.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 20-09-2020 18:31 IST | Created: 20-09-2020 18:27 IST
Science News Roundup: China aims to operate regular space flights; T cell shortage linked to severe COVID-19 in elderly and more
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China aims to operate regular space flights by 2045, official says

China aims to set up a space programme operating thousands of flights a year and carrying tens of thousands of tons of cargo and passengers by 2045, state news agency Xinhua quoted an official as saying on Friday. China is trying to catch up with Russia and the United States to become a major space power by 2030.


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