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Argentina Becomes 28th Signatory to Artemis Accords

Argentina President Alberto Fernández (left), NASA Administrator Bill Nelson (middle), and U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Mark Stanley (right). Credit: NASA

Ibadan, 31 July 2023. – Argentina has become the 28th signatory to the Artemis Accords, signing the document at a ceremony at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires on Thursday, July 27, 2023. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson participated in the signing ceremony for NASA, and Daniel Filmus, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, signed on behalf of Argentina. Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Marc Stanley, the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, also attended.

Speaking during the occasion, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, said, “As the United States and Argentina mark two centuries of diplomatic relations this year, we know discoveries we make together in space will deepen our partnership over the next century.” Nelson also added, “Along with our fellow Artemis Accords signatories, the United States and Argentina are setting a standard for 21st-century exploration and use of space. As we explore together, we will explore peacefully, safely, and transparently.”

Daniel Filmus also commented, “We are convinced that the Artemis Accords contribute to the development of space activities with peaceful purposes at a global level and that they will increase international cooperation with Argentina.”

The Artemis Accords reinforce and implement key obligations in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. They also reinforce the commitment by the United States and signatory nations to the Registration Convention, the Rescue and Return Agreement, as well as best practices and norms of responsible behavior that NASA and its partners have supported, including the public release of scientific data. NASA continues to work with its international partners to establish a safe, peaceful, and prosperous future in space.

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