According to foreign media reports, Today, NASA officially announced a new standard for lunar exploration, Artemis Accords》. And the agency hopes that other countries will agree with these provisions, which NASA list how humans will operate on the moon, including how to extract resources from the surface of the moon, how to protect the Apollo site, and so on.
The Artemis Accords》, first reported by Reuters, is tied to NASA Artemis plans. NASA plans to send the first woman and the next man to the moon in 2024. NASA director Jim Briddenstein has made it clear that he wants NASA international partners to work with NASA to build a sustainable presence on and around the moon. However, NASA hope that everyone can agree on the behavior after reaching the moon.
"When we go to the moon, there is a basic framework we all agree on ," Brittenstein said at a meeting Friday morning. If you agree with the framework, of course, we want you to be part of Artemis plan ." According to the report, the framework is jointly developed by the NASA and the State Department and the National Space Commission.
The International Framework for Space Exploration, which was signed and enacted in 1967, is a little vague for today's exploration of outer space, and the Artemis Accords》 was born, and it will provide more for NASA the moon
It is learned that this idea is to form a set of agreements without going through the standard treaty making process, because if the standard treaty making process is used, it may face slow progress. Because NASA plans to reach the moon by 2024, there is a need for speed. In response, Christopher Johnson, space legal adviser to secure world foundation, said: "we will not wait for negotiations to reach a treaty that we believe is in our national interest. "We believe that we can go to the moon and use the resources there, so we will also go to the moon and use the resources there. We will do that in a way that works with other countries. "
One thing the agreement will identify is a "safe zone," which will give potential lunar explorers working space on the planet free from interference from other countries. In addition, the agreement will ensure that countries can exploit and use the resources they find on the moon.