According to a recent report by EurAsian Times, Israel and NASA are set to cooperate on the joint study of space, the moon and Mars in a project named the Artemis Accords.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said that the Jewish state will be a part of NASA’s Artemis Accords to boost cooperation in space-related trade, economics, and industries among various country signatories.
Through Artemis “NASA aims to land the first woman and first person of color on the moon, heralding a new era for space exploration and utilization.” The space agency added on its website that “international partnerships will play a key role in achieving a sustainable and robust presence on the moon while preparing to conduct a historic human mission to Mars. The Artemis Accords will describe a shared vision for principles, grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, to create a safe and transparent environment which facilitates exploration, science and commercial activities for all of humanity to enjoy.”
In addition to the United States and Israel, 12 other countries signed the accords including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.