Eight nations agree on moon exploration
NASA’s Artemis program is ambitious to say the least: it involves landing astronauts on the Moon from 2024, establishing a permanent human presence on our satellite, and building a base there near the South Pole. (where there is water), then use it as a relay to then begin human exploration of Mars. The US space agency cannot do it alone: as with the ISS, but on yet another scale, it will require extensive international cooperation. It is to set the framework of this coalition that eight countries signed the “Artemis agreements” on Tuesday, NASA announced.
This document which NASA published a draft (PDF) begins by setting general principles – space exploration activities are conducted for a peaceful purpose and in accordance with international law; countries will be transparent on their pol
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