NASA Welcomes Slovakia as New Artemis Accords Signatory

NASA Welcomes Slovakia as New Artemis Accords Signatory

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Jennifer M. Dooren

Could 30, 2024

Slovakia signed the Artemis Accords Thursday throughout a ceremony hosted by NASA Administrator Invoice Nelson on the company’s headquarters in Washington, turning into the forty second nation to affix a world group in a dedication to peaceable, clear, and accountable exploration of house for the advantage of all.

“NASA welcomes Slovakia as the latest signatory of the Artemis Accords,” mentioned Nelson. “The US and Slovakia share a deep understanding of the facility of exploration. By way of this new chapter in our nations’ partnership, we are going to additional this world coalition to discover the cosmos brazenly, responsibly, in peace.”

Tomáš Drucker, Minister of Schooling, Analysis, Improvement, and Youth signed the Accords on behalf of Slovakia. Sonata Coulter, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. State Division, and Radovan Javorcik, ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the U.S., additionally participated within the signing ceremony.

“Slovakia perceives the Artemis Accords as an important alternative for this era to positively outline tips and ideas for the accountable and sustainable exploration and use of outer house,” mentioned Drucker.

Earlier Thursday, Peru grew to become the forty first nation to signal the Artemis Accords. The US and 7 different nations had been the primary to signal the Artemis Accords in 2020, which recognized an early set of ideas selling the helpful use of house for all humanity. The accords are grounded within the Outer Area Treaty and different agreements together with the Registration Conference, the Rescue and Return Settlement, in addition to finest practices and norms of accountable conduct that NASA and its companions have supported, together with the general public launch of scientific information.

A number of accords signatories additionally met face-to-face for a workshop in Could to proceed implementing the ideas. The commitments of the Artemis Accords, and the efforts by the signatories to advance implementation of those ideas, assist NASA’s Artemis campaign with its companions, in addition to for the success of the secure and sustainable exploration actions of the opposite Accords signatories.

For extra data on the Artemis Accords, go to:

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-accords

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Religion McKie / Jennifer Dooren
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1600
faith.d.mckie@nasa.gov / jennifer.m.dooren@nasa.gov

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