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Bulgaria Commits to Space Exploration Cooperation Guidelines

Artemis Accords

Bulgaria Commits to Space Exploration Cooperation Guidelines

Bulgaria has become the 32nd country to sign a set of principles to guide international cooperation on space exploration.

Established in 2020, the Artemis Accords advance obligations in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and strengthen the commitments of participating nations to various agreements and best practices, NASA said Thursday.

In a recent signing ceremony, officials such as NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy, a 2023 Wash100 winner, met with Milena Stoycheva, Bulgarian minister of innovation and growth, and Georgi Panayotov, Bulgaria’s ambassador to the United States.

Nelson said Bulgaria’s signing of the Artemis Accords will ensure that humanity will safely and transparently travel to the moon and beyond. He added that the partnerships made in the Artemis era will lead to benefits for members of the “Artemis generation” worldwide.

According to Stoycheva, advancing space exploration with artificial intelligence and other technology will facilitate peace and sustainable coexistence on Earth.

Recent signatories to the Artemis Accords include Argentina and India.

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