UN and NASA to promote the peaceful use of outer space

Luxembourg, 18 December 2020. – The United Nations and NASA want to work together to support the peaceful use of space, the organizations announced.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the US space agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding “pledging cooperation in the fields of science and technology to support the peaceful uses of outer space,” he said. ONEOSA.

The memorandum “brings together the wealth of data, tools and expertise of NASA’s open source spacecraft and the unique position of UNOOSA as the only United Nations entity dedicated to outer space affairs, to expand global opportunities to exploit the benefits of space” , he has declared. The partners want to design capacity building programs, particularly for institutions in countries that do not yet have or are developing space capabilities, to help them access space.

UNOOSA and NASA also want to “develop ways to exploit the Artemis program as part of the UNOOSA Access to Space 4 All initiative, which offers opportunities for international researchers and institutions, especially in developing countries, to acquire research and exploration capabilities. space and take part in this unprecedented voyage of discovery ”.