Bolden Breaks His Silence on China - But Only Slightly

NASA Administrator Statement On China Visit

"Although my visit did not include consideration of any specific proposals for future cooperation, I believe that my delegation's visit to China increased mutual understanding on the issue of human spaceflight and space exploration, which can form the basis for further dialogue and cooperation in a manner that is consistent with the national interests of both of our countries."

U.S.-China Joint Statement

"The United States and China look forward to expanding discussions on space science cooperation and starting a dialogue on human space flight and space exploration, based on the principles of transparency, reciprocity and mutual benefit. Both sides welcome reciprocal visits of the NASA Administrator and the appropriate Chinese counterpart in 2010."

Keith's note: That's it? No photos of what he saw, trip itineraries, speech transcripts, presentations? What about the taxpayer-funded stops in Viet Nam and Indonesia? No mention at all? Of course it would be too much to expect Bolden to have a Q&A with the media on this trip. Then again, even if he wanted to, the White House won't let him. Curiously, Lori Garver readily and comfortably interacts with the media, real people on the National Mall at education events ...

Keith's update: According to NASA PAO Charlie Bolden did not go to Viet Nam and Indonesia - as had been his original plan. Also, Bolden was walking around the National Mall last weekend but managed to avoid any media who might have been present.

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