DLR and NASA conclude bilateral framework agreementJanuary 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and NASA concluded a framework agreement for bilateral cooperation in Washington D.C. on 8 December 2010. The agreement was signed by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden and DLR Executive Board Chairman Johann-Dietrich Wörner. The partners have also agreed to cooperate on lunar research, through the Lunar Science Institute Agreement.
The NASA-DLR framework agreement encompasses cooperation in all relevant aspects of aerospace research. In terms of space, the emphasis will be on Earth observation and conducting research in the space environment, as well as space operations and planetary research. The collaboration includes joint development of space transportation systems and research platforms, as well as the operation of sounding rockets and balloons [full story]