"If this is true, the space race is about to get interesting."

China and the United States independently test the EmDrive

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Tue, Nov 8th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the International Business Times, the space race may be heating up between the United States and China as both countries are actively testing the EmDrive. With a paper from NASA showing thrust in a vacuum, the article theorises that we may be at the start of a new space race between the two super-powers.

IBTimes UK has been informed that the US Air Force is currently testing out a version of the EmDrive electromagnetic microwave thruster on the X-37B unmanned military space plane, while the Chinese government has made sure to include the EmDrive on its orbital space laboratory Tiangong-2.

The Boeing X-37 is a mysterious autonomous orbital test vehicle that is launched into low-Earth orbit using a launch vehicle just like a regular space rocket, but when it comes back to Earth, it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere in one piece and lands as a spaceplane.

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