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Argentina Becomes 28th Country to Sign Artemis Accords

Argentina has become the 28th country to sign the Artemis Accords, led by the United States. The accords aim to promote sustainable space exploration by adhering to best practices and responsible behavior norms.

Daniel Filmus, Argentina’s minister of science, technology and innovation, signed the accords on behalf of his country in Buenos Aires on Thursday in the presence of NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Marc Stanley.

As an Artemis Accords signatory, Argentina will cooperate with other countries that joined the agreement to ensure peaceful and safe space activities, NASA said.

NASA and the U.S. Department of State established the Artemis Accords in 2020 with seven founding member nations, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Japan.

In June, the State Department published a framework to support efforts focused on space policy and space diplomacy, including the Artemis Accords. Jennifer Littlejohn, acting assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs, said at the time that implementing the framework is one of the signatories’ priorities for 2023, noting that the countries expressed interest in safe, sustainable and responsible deep space exploration.

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