Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ESA: China Welcome to Join ISS

Space News reports that European Space Agency director general Jacques Dordain favors China joining the International Space Station partnership.

"I am really willing to support the extension of the partnership of the ISS to China and South Korea. Obviously, this should be a decision by all partners, not the decision by one partner," [Dordain] said.

Some opponents of President Obama's cancellation of Constellation have falsely claimed that China is going to the Moon. The truth is they only have a study. China's emphasis is on launching their own space station in the early 2020s, although the United States has aggressively courted China to join the ISS partnership.

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