China is open to expansion of its planned space station in cooperation with foreign partners, says a senior official involved in the program. Discussions on use of the station by other countries are underway, says the official, Wei Chuanfeng of spacecraft builder Cast. Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress here, Wei did not say the negotiations specifically covered the possibility of enlarging the station; the idea has obviously not progressed as far as a definite plan. But ...

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