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NASA chief hits at China's 'aggressive' space activity

US enlists support from Japan and India for future space exploration

NASA administrator James Bridenstine speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review on Sept. 24 in Tokyo (Photo by Yoshiyuki Tamai).

TOKYO -- The head of the U.S. space agency on Tuesday criticized China for using space for military purposes, warning that any attempt to militarize it would be met by action from the U.S.

"China's activities are in many ways aggressive in space," said Jim Bridenstine, administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review. "When we think about the future of space, we want it to be peaceful."

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