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NASA remains under fire for interaction with China

The chairman of an influential appropriations committee has reiterated his concern that NASA is violating a 2011 law restricting its interactions with China’s government and compromising national security.

Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, chairman of the House of Representatives’ appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA, wrote to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about the issue on 4 March. In the letter, Wolf expressed unease upon learning that NASA will be hosting the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Strategic Implementation meeting at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia from March 12 to March 14, and that officials from the Chinese government plan to attend.

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