Channel News Asia, 28 Mar, 2022
Singapore has signed the Artemis Accords, becoming the 18th nation and first Southeast Asian country to join the United States-led pact on space exploration.
Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong signed the accord on Monday (Mar 28) in Washington DC on the sidelines of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s bilateral visit to the US.
The accords, named after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Artemis moon programme, are a set of non-binding commitments based on the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.
Aimed at promoting a peaceful, sustainable and beneficial use of space for all humankind, they lay out key principles about activities relating to space exploration, science and commerce.
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