Friday, June 10, 2016


China wants to build an underwater 'space station' 10000 feet below the surface

The Verge - ‎19 minutes ago‎
China is ramping up efforts to build a "space station" — not in low Earth orbit or around the Moon, but about 10,000 feet below the surface, on the seabed of the South China Sea. The deep-sea platform will be used to hunt for oil and gas reserves, but ...

China Wants to Build a Deep Sea 'Space Station'

Motherboard - ‎22 hours ago‎
China's plans to secure sovereignty over the South China Sea were illuminated this week in a discovery of the nation's blueprints for a deep sea “space station.” The manned deep sea platform would sit 9,800 feet under disputed waters in the South China ...

China's Plans for a Huge 'Space Station' Nearly 2 Miles Underwater

Atlas Obscura - ‎Jun 9, 2016‎
China has long been behind the U.S. and other countries when it comes to deep-sea research, which can be expensive, since it requires specialized submersibles outfitted to withstand the pressures of the deep blue sea. But, according to Bloomberg, they ...

China to build deep water 'Space Station' in South China Sea

Washington Times - ‎Jun 8, 2016‎
“To develop the ocean is an important strategy for the Chinese government, but the deep sea space station is not designed against any country or region,” said Xu Liping, a senior researcher for Southeast Asian affairs at the Chinese Academy of Social ...

South China Sea Controversy: Beijing May Build Military Deep-Sea 'Space Station'

International Business Times - ‎Jun 8, 2016‎
China is revving up its attempts to build a deep-sea "space station" to harvest minerals in the disputed South China Sea region, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The report comes as tensions remain high between China, its Asia Pacific neighbors and the ...