The latest twist in the Obama administration’s so-called Asian pivot. The president’s chief science advisor, John Holdren, has said the US would benefit from cooperating with China on future space missions. But federal legislation now prohibits NASA from pursuing such efforts with a little known clause that’s popped up in two pieces of legislation within the past year. With us to explain is John Matson, associate editor for Scientific American Magazine, where he’s been following the story.
Space Plan From China Broadens Challenges to U.S. from the New York Times