China considers NASA exploration Reuters

China and 15 other countries have joined NASA officials this week to consider how they might cooperate with U.S. plans for human exploration of the moon and Mars. The three-day Washington workshop was the first in a series of meetings sponsored by the U.S. space agency, NASA’s Michael O’Brien said on Thursday, the last day of the gathering. “It was somewhat precedent-setting for this particular meeting to have the Chinese there in attendance,” O’Brien said in a telephone news conference. China has its own space program and is not among the countries participating in the International Space Station.