(Space Daily) "I would like very much to discuss this with our Chinese partners, if they make the proposal," affirmed ESA chief Jean- Jacques Dordain in the annual press briefing when referring to the potential cooperation in space exploration between the two parties.
"At the moment, we have a lot of cooperation with China in other space exploration domains, but not yet in the field of manned flights," indicated Dordain.
Europe has recently been seeking partners for human space flight, although they probably are desiring someone "less American" (note: no bitterness over here).
Europe has the funds for sending humans off world, while China has demonstrated that it has the technology. Hopefully Europe will begin to develop technology of its own fairly soon, as it would be rather boring for America, China and (possibly) Russia to colonize the Sol System.
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