Over sixty participants representing space agencies from Europe, North America and Asia have today concluded the 2nd ESA/ASI Workshop for International Cooperation for Sustainable Space Exploration, held in Sarteano, Italy.
The workshop is the second in a series of international workshops jointly organised by ESA and the Italian Space Agency ASI, that are meant to facilitate the establishment of a global international cooperation framework to support the space exploration plans of various space faring nations, including NASA’s Vision and Europe’s Aurora Programme.
The gathering was convened by Simona Di Pippo, Director of the Observation of the Universe at ASI, and Daniel Sacotte, Director of Human Spaceflight and Exploration at ESA, at the historical site of Abbazia di Spineto in the vicinity of Sarteano.
Dr. Scott Horowitz, NASA Assistant Administrator for Exploration Systems, delivered the keynote speech emphasizing the international dimension of space activities, which he experienced himself as a Space Shuttle crewmember.
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