NSS congratulates India on signing Artemis accords

India became the 27th signatory nation of the Artemis Accords on June 21, 2023.

The National Space Society (NSS) congratulated India as it became the 27th nation to sign the Artemis Accords on June 21, 2023, in Washington D.C. The Artemis Accords are a set of common principles, guidelines and best practices that apply to the U.S. and other signatories in their quest for lunar exploration and other space missions, including the one to Mars.

India’s ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Sandhu signed on behalf of the Government of India. Also present at the signing ceremony were NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Matthew Daniels, Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, among others. “NSS is very pleased to see India join with the U.S. and the international community for this great endeavour,” said Anita Gale, NSS CEO.

“We have had NSS chapters in India for many years, and additionally run our International Space Settlement Competitions for thousands of students in India.‌‌They are a welcome partner in the community of nations joining hands for this exciting journey to benefit all humanity," she added.

Madhu Thangavelu, Vice President of NSS-India Relationship and NSS Board Member said, “The NSS India chapters have worked long and hard to promote the exploration and development of space in their home country, and we could not be more proud of their efforts.”

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