U.S., Japan, Six Other Nations Sign Artemis Accords

In a historic agreement, the United States, Japan, and six other partner countries have agreed to establish a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation.

The Artemis Accords, signed by representatives from Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, will create a safe and transparent environment which facilitates exploration, science, and commercial activities for all of humanity to enjoy.

“Artemis will be the broadest and most diverse international human space exploration program in history, and the Artemis Accords are the vehicle that will establish this singular global coalition,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.“

The Artemis journey is to the Moon, but the destination of the Accords is a peaceful and prosperous future,” added Mike Gold, NASA’s Acting Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations.