China has been raising eyebrows with its missions to space, but Beijing’s new ambition is jaw dropping. Beijing has ordered a 5-year study to investigate the possibility of building world’s largest spacecraft. China intends to build a kilometer-long spacecraft, making it one of the most ambitious projects in human history.
National Science Foundation of China, an agency managed by the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology is funding the study. The agency is offering nearly £1.7 million for study of new, lightweight designs and materials, and construction techniques in space.