Charles Bolden: NASA Eyes Continued Space Cooperation with Int’l Counterparts

Charles Bolden
Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has said the agency’s international counterparts remain interested in spaceflight cooperation projects with the U.S. despite concerns over the next administration’s plans for space programs, Space News reported Monday.

Jeff Foust writes Bolden told a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies breakfast event in Washington that he will meet with officials in Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates next week to affirm NASA’s support for UAE’s first Mars orbiter mission set for launch in 2020.

He is also set to negotiate the extension of the International Space Station to 2024 with the European Space Agency and sign an agreement during the Farnborough Air Show in July for the establishment of NASA’s SERVIR Earth observation program ground station in England, according to Foust’s report.

The report said he also plans to travel to China for a potential agreement on aeronautics and air traffic management cooperation

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