New Zealand joins the list of countries signing the Artemis Agreement. The document was signed by Peter Croptree, director of the New Zealand Space Agency, during a ceremony in Wellington on May 31. New Zealand is the second country to sign the Artemis Agreement under the Biden-Harris administration, following the signing of the Republic of Korea on May 24.
“New Zealand, along with seven other countries, helped expand the policies proposed in the Artemis Agreements. These simple and universal theories will help the next generation of international partnerships for research on the moon and beyond.NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said. “Artemis contracts belong to our partners just like us.”
New Zealand was one of the countries that contributed to the development of the Artemis Treaty Formulation of practical policies to guide space exploration cooperation between countries Participates in NASA’s 21st Century Lunar Exploration Program. It is the eleventh country to sign the Artemis Agreement, with Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine and the United States.
“New Zealand’s participation in the Artemis Agreement is a historic moment for our nation and our highly esteemed local aerospace industry,” said Stuart Nash, New Zealand’s Minister for Economic and Regional Development. “Space exploration enhances our knowledge of our planet and universe, Promotes research, science and innovation, and is proud to be a partner in the New Zealand Artemis Agreement.
NASA has announced that it will establish the Artemis Agreement in 2020 in collaboration with the US State Department. The Artemis Agreements strengthened and implemented the 1967 Convention on Policies governing the activities of states in space exploration and use. Also known as the outer space contract, including the Moon and other space bodies. They strengthen the commitment of the United States and its allies to the Registration Conference, the Astronaut Rescue Agreement and other conduct standards approved by NASA and its partners, including the public disclosure of scientific data.
Other countries will join the Artemis Agreement in the coming months and years., NASA continues to work with its international partners to establish a secure, peaceful and prosperous future in space. Working with emerging space agencies and existing partners and well-established space agencies will add new energy and capabilities to ensure that the entire world can benefit from our exploration and discovery journey.
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