Top officials of China’s human spaceflight organization met counterparts from Europe, Russia and Canada during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Beijing last month, pushing their agenda of international cooperation and receiving at least friendly hearings from some of the major space powers. Notably absent from the talks were NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Naoki Okumura, president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Bolden is barred by Congress ...


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