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Former NASA Administrator Bolden Calls for Cooperation with China

Jan. 13. 2019 (EIRNS)—The Jan. 14 issue of China Daily carries an exclusive interview with former NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, who said he is “incredibly optimistic,” that the prohibition on NASA cooperation with NASA will be reversed. “I just think cooler heads will prevail,” he affirmed. Bolden described the importance of U.S. collaboration with Russia in space. “If this administration went to the Congress and said, ‘Look, we want to relax the stipulations on the Wolf Amendment,’ or ‘We want to eliminate the Wolf Amendment,’ it could get passed in a heartbeat, and that would remove the restrictions and we’d be able to collaborate in human spaceflight,” he said. He specified that “we should integrate China into the International Space Station program.”

Bolden said,

“I think it’s really important for the NASA administrator to speak for the United States, in reaching out to other nations of the world to say, you know, we are with you, we look at this (Chang’e-4 landing) as an achievement of humanity. And we really want to remain partners in this effort.”

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