New Zealand sings artemis accords

New Zealand sings artemis accords to urge sustainability in space mining with NASA

New Zealand sings artemis accords
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New Zealand signed the US-led Artemis Accords with NASA during a ceremony in Wellington to cooperate with NASA on peaceful, safe, sustainable, and transparent space exploration.
New Zealand is the 11th country to sign the Artemis Accords for human-led moon exploration.

Key features of Artemis accords :

  • The Artemis Accords enable us to prepare for future economic and trade opportunities as well as meeting foreign policy objective.
  • Artemis Accords are also meant to encompass international norms established under 1975’s Registration Convention, which deals with space debris, and the Rescue Agreement of 1968, with guidelines to assist astronauts unexpectedly landing on another country’s territory.
  • The accords also agree to “public release of scientific data.”
  • The Artemis Accords are an important first step towards fulfilling the additional need for rules or standards to ensure long-term sustainability and conservation of these resources.
  • The Artemis Accords facilitate our preparation for future trade and economic opportunities as well as fulfill foreign policy objectives.
New Zealand sings artemis accords

The Artemis Accords:

  • The Artemis Accords are an international agreement among the nations participating in the Artemis Program, a US-led blueprint for space cooperation, supporting NASA’s missions to send back humans to the Moon by 2021, and launching a historic human mission to Mars.
  • NASA is leading the Artemis Program that will send the first woman and next man to the Moon in 2024.
  • According to NASA, the Artemis accords are meant to “reinforce and implement” the United Nations’ 1967 Outer Space Treaty.
  • The treaty’s principles including not making sovereign claims on celestial bodies, not allowing nuclear weapons in space, and holding individual states (or nations) liable for damage their space objects cause.

Countries, who have signed the Artemis Accords are :

  • US
  • Ukraine
  • The UAE
  • The UK
  • The Republic of Korea
  • Luxembourg
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Australia

Important takeaways of NASA :

  • NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founder: Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Founded: 29 July 1958
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