Next month, NASA is holding its hot ticket event in California for international scientists working on the Kepler space telescope program — but scientists from one county are not welcome. U.S. researchers are angry after learning that Chinese nationals have been banned from attending. Why? For reasons of national security. A law passed by the space agency in March prohibits anyone from China from stepping inside a NASA building. Some scientists are boycotting the conference, calling it “unethical” to exclude nations from a pure science meeting “about planets located trillions of miles away.” After this year’s shakeup, the international space community might be looking for another nation to host the important meet-up.
Source: The Guardian