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NASA announces creation of Artemis Accords

Posted on Friday, 15 May, 2020 | Comment icon 5 comments

The Artemis Accords will help nations work together in space. Image Credit: NASA/SAIC/Pat Rawlings
The space agency is aiming to establish principles of peaceful co-operation with its international partners.
With NASA currently working towards landing humans on the Moon for the first time in almost 50 years, establishing solid relationships with its partners worldwide has never been so important.

To this end, it is has today announced the creation of the Artemis Accords - a series of bilateral agreements with other space agencies designed to encourage adoption of its core principles.

"We don't want to only carry astronauts to the Moon, we want to carry our values forward," said NASA associate administrator Mike Gold.

"We want to use the excitement around Artemis to incentivize partners to adopt these principles that we believe will lead to a more peaceful, transparent, safe and secure future in space - not only for NASA and the international partners we're working with, but the entire world."
The Artemis Accords reflect the principles and agreements already seen as part of the construction and running of the International Space Station, while also introducing a few new ones.

The list includes bolstering peaceful co-operation between nations, encouraging transparency and interoperability, offering assistance to astronauts of other nations, releasing scientific data, protecting sites of national significance (such as the Apollo landing sites) and avoiding future conflicts.

"This is based on our values and our own behaviors, but it's also grounded in the Outer Space Treaty," NASA deputy administrator Jim Morhard told Ars Technica.

"Hopefully you've seen it in our own actions in how we comport ourselves at NASA. We intend to continue acting the same way we have. Our hope is that we'll have new international partners, and current ones that will adopt those same values if they haven't already."

Source: Ars Technica | Comments (5)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Seti42 on 15 May, 2020, 19:14
  Umm, it was over 50 years ago. We landed on the moon in July of 1969. If you believe that sort of thing, of course...(hashtag)KubrickFakedIt!!1!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Saru on 15 May, 2020, 19:41
That was the first time humans landed on the Moon, not the last time. The last time was in 1972, which was 48 years ago.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 15 May, 2020, 21:16
I no more believe in the moon landings than I believe in the ground or the sky or the existence of cows. Some things do not require belief, they require knowledge.
Comment icon #4 Posted by bison on 15 May, 2020, 21:40
Of course Stanley Kubrick faked a Moon landing, but that was in 1968. It occurred in the motion picture '2001 A Space Odyssey'. Very artfully done, too, to the strains of the Blue Danube Waltz! 
Comment icon #5 Posted by DieChecker on 18 May, 2020, 5:43
I wonder if Space Force is at all involved in these Accords? I'd imagine any first permanent other terrestrial base would involve the military.

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