NASA And German Aerospace Center Sign Civil Space Agreements

WASHINGTON -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chairman of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board Johann-Dietrich Worner signed a framework agreement for cooperative activities in aeronautics, exploration and the peaceful use of space Wednesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The agreement is intended to enhance cooperation between the two agencies during the next decade.

"NASA has a long history of successful cooperation with the government
of Germany and an outstanding relationship with DLR," Bolden said.
"Today's signing will further enhance our ability to work closely
together in a variety of mutually beneficial activities in virtually
every NASA mission area."

The agreement sets forth the general terms and conditions for
cooperation on a range of activities related to human spaceflight,
exploration, aeronautics, global climate change and Earth and space science.

"Many space missions and projects can only be carried out through
international cooperation, for example, with NASA, because of their
great complexity and the associated costs," Worner said. "This is why
DLR, as Germany's national space agency and research center, is
endeavoring to set up bilateral collaborations such as this."

Bolden and Worner also signed an agreement making DLR a NASA Lunar
Science Institute associate partner. The institute brings together
scientists from around the world to conduct collaborative research in
lunar science.

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