While China works towards becoming the world's top tourism destination, Chinese space officials are preparing for Chinese to travel in space within 20 years, state media reported. Yuan Jiajun, chief commander of China's space program and president of the China Academy of Space Technology, said China will establish "a sound mechanism to commercialize its space technology" helping Chinese realize their dream of space travel in 20 years." Yuan predicted space technology will be extensively used for civil purposes, and not exclusively military or economic ones as now.
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