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China is planning to build a fourth spaceport, or rocket launch pad, in line with its ever-expanding space exploration ambitions. The construction will begin on the southern island of Hainan, in the town of Wenchang, roughly 40 miles south of the province's capital Haikou, according to state news agency Xinhua. The plans call …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    All I want to know is

    Will this complete the thunderbirds set or is there more to come?

  2. Glen Silver badge

    re: all i want to know is

    Thunderbird 5 is a space station... watch the skies ;-)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good choice of site

    > low-latitude and geographic proximity to the Equator

    Good job they managed to find somewhere with both attributes, rather than just one or the other...

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Could have gone higher

    If they'd put it beside those new glaciers, it would be a bit closer to Space. Ergo less fuel required to get there. Good for Global Warming.

  5. Alan Donaly

    theme park?

    I saw this a few days ago and I wonder what a Chinese space theme park would consist of.

  6. Ishkandar

    @Alan Donaly

    A lot of Hello Kitty plush toys in spacesuits.....???

    BTW the Chinese are using synergistic thinking. They already have the Miss Universe contests there, so why not a space theme park for the letched out punters afterwards ?? :-)

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