A private Chinese space company has blasted off into the sky.
Chinese space start-ups race to match SpaceX, one tiny rocket at a time
Space start-up OneSpace launched its first self-made rocket on Thursday morning.
The OS-X rocket is a small one – 30 feet long and 7.2 metric tons in weight, compared to SpaceX’s 230-foot rockets.
It was at least the second such launch this year, after Beijing-based Space Honor tested a small Hyperbola-1S rocket in April.
China’s state space agency has ambitious plans that include a space station and a manned landing on the moon.
But private rocket makers in the country are still far behind their American counterparts. Elon Musk doesn’t have to worry just yet.