Earlier this year, there was coordination with the Chinese government regarding plans for NASA’s Lunar 
Reconnaissance Orbiter to take images of the landing site of Chang’e 4, the robotic spacecraft shown above that China landed on the far side of the moon in January. Credit: CNSA/Xinhua
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An asteroid passes by Earth in this NASA illustration. Credit: NASA
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Yulong Tian, secretary-general of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), speaking  April 5 at the 33rd Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Robert Walker, the former U.S. congressman and Trump space adviser, had the unenviable task of bringing order to a panel discussion involving the leaders of 15 of the world’s space agencies. Credit: Tom Kimmell