08 May '11, 10pm

White House: China is potential partner in future Mars exploration

Testifying May 4 before the House Appropriations commerce, justice, science subcommittee, White House science adviser John Holdren said near-term engagement with China in civil space will help lay the groundwork for any such future endeavor. He prefaced his remarks with the assertion that human exploration of Mars is a long-term proposition and that any discussion of cooperating with Beijing on such an effort is speculative. [Photos: China's First Space Station

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/white-hous...