Blasting into the future

China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-13 10:33

As it recovers from the novel coronavirus outbreak, China got a welcome boost from its space industry last week. The Long March 5B heavy-lift carrier rocket made a smooth maiden launch at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province on May 5. The reentry module of the prototype of the country's new-generation manned spacecraft, which was lifted into a low-Earth orbit on the rocket, returned to Earth on Friday.

Researchers and engineers watch the Long March 5B rocket being assembled at a plant in Hainan on Feb 12. CHINA DAILY
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