NASA Chief calls for space cooperation with China
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said the agency should work with China and called on the United States Congress to change the law that prohibits cooperation.
Speaking at on Capitol Hill, Mr. Bolden said the U.S. should pursue such a relationship with China in human space exploration.
“We were in an incredible Cold War with the Soviets at the time we flew Apollo-Soyuz; it was because leaders in both nations felt it was time,” he said. “That represented a great use of soft power, if you will. Look where we are today. I think we will get there with China. And I think it is necessary.”
Opponents of cooperation point to China’s poor human rights record, computer hacking US networks and the prospect of armed conflict in the South China Sea.