NASA’s Bill Nelson to Forge Stronger Space Research Ties With India, UAE
NASA has announced that Administrator Bill Nelson will meet on Monday with government and space officials in India and the United Arab Emirates to strengthen research and innovation cooperation in human exploration, Earth science and other areas.
The India visit is part of a joint effort on critical and emerging technology led by President Joe Biden, NASA said Friday.
Nelson’s tour is expected to include the testing and integration facility for a joint Earth observation mission between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization. Planned for launch in 2024, the NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar is intended to support climate change, hazard mitigation and agriculture-related efforts.
In the UAE, Nelson is slated to take part in the 2023 iteration of the United Nations’ annual climate change conference.
There will be opportunities for students in both countries to communicate with Nelson about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and their roles as “Artemis generation” members.
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