NASA And German Aerospace Center Sign Civil Space AgreementsDecember 13, 2010 at 9:57 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chairman of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board Johann-Dietrich Worner signed a framework agreement for cooperative activities in aeronautics, exploration and the peaceful use of space Wednesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The agreement is intended to enhance cooperation between the two agencies during the next decade.
“Many space missions and projects can only be carried out through international cooperation, for example, with NASA, because of their great complexity and the associated costs,” Worner said. “This is why DLR, as Germany’s national space agency and research center, is endeavoring to set up bilateral collaborations such as this.”
Bolden and Worner also signed an agreement making DLR a NASA Lunar Science Institute associate partner. The institute brings together scientists from around the world to conduct collaborative research in lunar science.