China wants to build a deep sea 'space station'

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    In 2012, China announced its intentions to build a mobile, nuclear-powered underwater mining station that would house a crew of 33 people for two months. The Pacific Ocean base was proposed by the China Ship Scientific Research Centre, and likely secured backing from the nation’s 863 Program, a fund known to bankroll military R&D projects. Whether this station has ties to the South China Sea platform is unclear.
    This week, a discovery of the nation’s blueprints for a deep sea "space station" has been revealed.
    The manned deep sea platform would sit 9,800 feet under disputed waters in the South China Sea, and would be a key resource in China’s offshore mining efforts, according to a Chinese Science Ministry presentation recently viewed by Bloomberg. Dozens of crew members would be able to survive underwater for up to a month at a time on the station.

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