Sino-American Space Cooperation Could Be

Space News has obtained the transcript of an all-hands meeting that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden held at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville this week. Bolden covered a range of topics, including his recent trip to China. The most interesting remarks on China included the following:

> “My final night there, I met with the big head of their human space flight program…He introduced the conversation and he said they’re going to be very candid. We don’t need you. We don’t need the United States, and you don’t need us. But the potential, if we choose to work together, is incredible. I thought that spoke volumes. Very, very candid. And they don’t. They don’t need us,and we don’t need them.”

Bolden’s full remarks concerning China are reproduced after the break. Space News’ in-depth story about U.S.-Chinese cooperation is here.

(…) Read the rest of Sino-American Space Cooperation Could Be “Incredible” But May Not Be Necessary (485 words)

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