No Space Cooperation with China, or Mission to Mars, in Our Lifetimes, Says Holdren
May 6, 2011 • 7:25PM

John Holdren, Obama's science (sic) advisor, testifying Wednesday before the House Appropriations subcommittee that does NASA's budget, assured the Committee Members that the U.S. would not cooperate with China on manned missions for decades; perhaps on a mission to Mars, which the Admistration's space policy has nowhere in sight. Manned missions to Mars will be "extremely expensive," Holdren said, so why not have the Chinese pay for some of it. His perfidy was matched by the stupidity of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), who chairs the subcommittee, and who described cooperation with China as "fundamentally immoral." Wolf authored a provision in NASA's current budget prohibiting any space cooperation with China.