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Space Cooperation: Past Events


2012

 Working Group Co-Chairs Meet in Canada
Date: 03/01/2012 Description: The International Space Station Heads of Agency press conference in Quebec, Canada, Thursday, March 1, 2012. From left to right are Steve MacLean, Canadian Space Agency President; Jean-Jacques Dordain, European Space Agency Director General; Keiji Tachikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency President; Charles Bolden, NASA administrator; Vladimir Popovkin, Roscosmos Head. © Canadian Space Agency PhotoWorking Group co-chairs National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Bolden and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Head Popovkin met on February 29, 2012, while in Quebec City, Canada, for a meeting of the International Space Station (ISS) heads of agencies. The Roscosmos and NASA space agency leaders noted successful ongoing and potential future cooperation in space exploration in the ISS Program, life sciences, and space sciences. They also pledged to continue their efforts to build upon decades of successful civil space cooperation by expanding their joint and multilateral efforts in space exploration. Read the Meeting Protocol from their February 29 meeting in English» in Russian»


2011

Working Group Co-Chairs Meet in South Africa
Working Group co-chairs National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charles Bolden and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Head Vladimir Popovkin met on October 4 at the International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. The agency heads shared updates on agency developments, reviewed ongoing successful cooperation (including the International Space Station program), and discussed potential future cooperative endeavors.

Roscosmos Officials Observe Final U.S. Space Shuttle Launch
A Russian delegation, led by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to view the last Space Shuttle launch (STS-135) on July 8, 2011. Some members of the delegation also toured the Kennedy Space Center on the margins of the launch activities.

Space Cooperation Working Group Meeting
Date: 04/15/2011 Description: Ambassador Beyrle displays models of Russian Vostok and Soyuz rockets presented to him by the Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, during a Spaso House reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's flight. © NASA photoNASA Administrator Bolden and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Head Perminov co-chaired the fourth meeting of the Space Cooperation Working Group in Moscow on April 15, 2011. Administrator Bolden also joined Ambassador Beyrle in hosting a reception “In Honor of U.S.-Russian Space Cooperation on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight.” For photos from the week’s events, please click here.


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