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The US Welcomes Angola’s Official Participation in the Artemis Accords on Space Exploration

The signing took place during the visit of Angola’s president, João Lourenço, to the White House to meet with President Joe Biden. Angola became the 33rd country to sign the Artemis Accords, a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among nations, including those participating in NASA’s Artemis program. The Artemis Accords reinforce and implement key obligations in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. They also strengthen the commitment by the United States and signatory nations to the Registration Convention, the Rescue and Return Agreement, as well as best practices and norms of responsible behaviour NASA and its partners have supported, including the public release of scientific data. More countries are expected to sign the Artemis Accords in the months and years ahead, as NASA continues to work with its international partners to establish a safe, peaceful, and prosperous future in space.