IELTS Summary Task China plans world's biggest spaceplane to carry 20 tourist
Nowadays, Republic of China cannot hold the lure of extra terrestrial tourism. A state-backed firm is developing a gigantic space plane. This space plane can fly up to more than 20 passengers to sky space - significantly more people than any other commercial spaceflight firm has pledged to fly to date. Before realized, the test flights will be finished in the next two years, because almost all of the engineering tests have been finished and all the subsystems of the test vehicle worked very well. Moreover, The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing has designed a simple, one-piece space plane whose design can be scaled up to carry more people. The academy will have several competitors such as Virgin Galactic, whose SpaceShipTwo aero plane will offer six passengers trips to near-space, and XCOR, whose proposed Lynx vehicle will fly a single passenger seated beside a pilot. They have designed a winged rocket that takes off under its own power. The vehicle will take off vertically like a rocket and land on the runway automatically without any ground or on-board intervention.