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Bahrain Signs Artemis Accords

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
March 7, 2022
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Bahrain has become the 17th nation to sign the Artemis Accords, a U.S.-created set of principles designed to guide the exploration of the moon, Mars and other extraterrestrial bodies.

Bahrain News agency reports:

The CEO of the National Space Science Agency (NSSA), Dr Mohamed Ebrahim Al Aseeri explained that joining the Artemis Accords will open the door to new opportunities for cooperation and investment in the field and will facilitate the exchange of expertise among its signatories. He said that these efforts will assist in achieving the NSSA’s objectives, chief among which is raising the profile of the Kingdom regionally and internationally.

Dr. Al Aseeri added that this step will enable enhanced training and research opportunities for the Kingdom and will facilitate the exchange of space-related data and various projects of economic significance.

In addition to the United States and Bahrain, the accords have been signed by Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.