Bolden addressed top officials of international space agencies at the International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Bolden said the U.S. government supports the space program but is demanding more value for its money.
International cooperation between NASA and other space agencies helps to keep costs down, Bolden said.
“It’s important for as many nations as possible to join in the exploration effort,” Bolden said. “No one nation is going to be able to do the things that we all want to do alone, so it’s very important for every nation to participate.”
Bolden added that cooperation will also include the private sector.