NASA Administrator to Travel to India, UAE; Discuss Space Cooperation

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is scheduled to visit India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting Monday, Nov. 27, to hold a series of meetings with key government officials and space officials in both countries. The aim of the meetings is to deepen bilateral cooperation across a broad range of innovation and research-related areas, especially in human exploration.

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NASA has a long-standing relationship with both India and the UAE in the field of space exploration. In 2014, NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions to explore Mars 1In 2016, NASA and the UAE Space Agency signed an agreement to cooperate in aeronautics research, and the exploration and use of airspace and outer space for peaceful purposes 2. In June 2023, NASA and ISRO announced plans to create a framework for human spaceflight cooperation by the end of the year that would include the U.S. space agency training Indian astronauts at Johnson Space Center in Houston 3.

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The visit by Nelson is expected to further strengthen the relationship between NASA and the two countries. The meetings will focus on deepening cooperation in areas such as space science, operational Earth observation and Earth science, aeronautics, space operations and exploration, education, technology, safety and mission assurance, and other areas with potential benefits to all nations 2.



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