AIAA Statement on Artemis Accords Agreement Written 13 October 2020


October 13, 2020 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) applauds NASA and its international partners on the signing of the Artemis Accords agreement, which establishes important principles to help safeguard the civil use and exploration of the moon among nations that are participating in NASA’s future lunar exploration plans.

NASA and the governments of Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom have demonstrated the need for and importance of international collaboration as we return to the moon and set our sights on Mars and beyond. This announcement is welcome news, and such international cooperation is critical not only to the success of the Artemis program but the future of space exploration as we strive to ensure peaceful operations in outer space for years to come.

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