The US needs to cooperate more with China.
That’s according to NASA chief Charles Bolden, who recently urged his country to cooperate with China in the US’s human space programs.
Bolden made the remarks on Monday during the International Astronaitical Congress.
Otherwise, he warned, the U.S. would face being left out of new ventures to send people beyond the International Space Station.
Since 2011, the U.S. Congress has banned NASA from collaborating with China, due to national security concerns.
But Bolden said he thought the ban was temporary.
China is the third country in the world to have flown people in orbit, following the United States and Russia.