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February 4, 2015

NASA Discusses Possible European Space Cooperation

By Via Satellite | May 30, 2013

[Satellite TODAY 05-28-13] NASA has been discussing potential cooperation with Europe for the development of space technologies that will enable future missions.
"During my meetings this week with theGerman Space AgencyDLR; theEuropean Space ProgramESA; and theFrench Space ProgramCNES, I had an opportunity to view and learn about our partner's areas of technology focus and expertise and begin the process of identifying areas of potential cooperation in space technology,” Associate Administrator for Space Technology, Michael Gazarik, said in a statement.

At the meetings, NASA shared its plans for its asteroid initiative – announced by President Obama in his 2014 budget proposal – as a possible mission for international cooperation, according to Gazarik.

[caption id="attachment_284" align="alignleft" width="300"]Artist rendition of NASA's plan to capture a small near-Earth asteroid for in-orbit research. NASA's FY2014 budget proposal includes a plan to capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system.
Image credit: NASA/Advanced Concepts Lab[/caption]

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