India joins Artemis agreement

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India joins NASA's Artemis agreement for collaborative lunar exploration.

An Overview of the News

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the agreement during his state visit to the United States.

  • The focus is on returning humans to the Moon and expanding space exploration to Mars and beyond.

  • The Artemis agreements are based on the 1967 United Nations Outer Space Treaty.

  • It is a non-binding multilateral arrangement between the US government and the participating countries.

  • The US-led initiative aims to land humans on the Moon by 2025.

  • As of June 22, 2023, 26 countries and one territory have signed the agreement.

About NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

  • It is a government agency of the United States of America.

  • This agency is responsible for science and technology related to air and space.

  • The Space Age began in 1957 with the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik.

  • NASA was established in 1958 to consolidate and coordinate American efforts in space exploration and technology development.

Founder - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Headquarters - Washington, D.C., United States

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