Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Space junk or something else?

Always love the reporting that comes out of China.

Chinese authorities discover 'crashed saucer'

8/23/08-Chinese authorities are examing an unusual piece of 'space junk' that witnesses have described as 'looking like a flying saucer'.The debris has been located south of the city of Dalian.

Maybe its their own saucer?

China develops prototype flying saucer

BEIJING - A Chinese company has developed a prototype flying saucer that can hover in the air and be controlled remotely from afar, state press said today.

The aircraft is 1.2 metres in diameter and is able to take off and land vertically and hover at an altitude of up to 1,000 metres, Xinhua news agency said.

The unmanned disc is driven by a propeller and can be controlled remotely or sent on a preset flight path, it said.

Its top speed is 80km/h, it added.

It took the Harbin Smart Special Aerocraft Co Ltd 12 years and 28 million yuan ($A4.36 million) to develop the prototype craft, which is designed for aerial photography, geological surveys and emergency lighting, the report said.

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