Romania joins Artemis agreement to explore moon and space

Tuesday 1Uh In March, at a virtual ceremony in Bucharest, Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marius-Ioan Piso, Director General and Director General of the Romanian Space Agency, signed the Artemis chordsas its subtitle suggests, aims to define ” Principles of cooperation for civil exploration and use of the moon, marchComets and Asteroids for Peaceful Purposes The ceremony was held in the presence of U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. David Muniz, and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson attended virtually.

NASA’s Artemis program aims to send astronauts back to the moon over the course of ten years to build a sustainable human presence and include a plan space stationThis gateway, in orbit around our satellite. Marius-Ioan Piso said Romania’s signing of the agreement is a way to inspire a new generation of scientists and explorers in the country and the world.

Artemis Agreement: 16 partner countries already

NASA and the U.S. State Department announced the Artemis Accords in May 2020.On October 13 of the same year, eight countries signed These agreements: Australia, Canada, Japan, Luxembourg, Italy, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States. Since then, eight other countries have joined them: Ukraine, South Korea, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Israel and now Romania. According to NASA, more countries are expected to join the Artemis Accords in the coming months and years.

Artemis I, the first mission of the Artemis program, scheduled for May or June this year, will use the first launcher overweight space launch system send a Orion Capsule around the moon. Artemis II is scheduled to lead the program’s first crew into lunar orbit in 2024, Artemis III should be signed return ofastronaut on the lunar surfacebut not before 2025 or even 2026.

what you have to remember

  • 1Uh In March, Romania signed the Artemis Agreement.
  • Romania thus becomes the 16thand Nation joins NASA-led cooperative program for peaceful exploration of the moon and outer space.

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