NASA Should Boldly Go ... to China

Barring collaboration deprives U.S. scientists of rich opportunities for innovation and exploration.

If it was up to Congress, Damon would still be stuck on Mars.

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When Matt Damon is rescued from Mars in this fall’s sci-fi blockbuster, “The Martian,” an assist from the Chinese space program is critical to getting the American home. The plot twist is heartwarming -- not to mention about as far-fetched as a large-scale manned Mars mission.

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