New Zealand became the eleventh country to sign the Convention Agreements of Artemis with NASA. An international agreement led by the United States to return men to the moon by 2024 and accomplish the first human mission to Mars.
The government also announced its desire to partner with local communities Māori To buy land in a region Canterbury for the development of the space launch site. The New Zealand However, she said she was particularly interested in the idea of ensuring that future minerals extracted from the Moon (or elsewhere) are used in a sustainable way.
« New Zealand is committed to ensuring that the next phase of space exploration takes place in a safe, sustainable and transparent manner and in full compliance with international law », The Minister of Foreign Affairs announced Nanaya Mahouta.
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