Through Juliet Sbranna | Posted on 06/01/2021 at 13:37 | Updated on 06/01/2021 at 2:04 PM
New Zealand has become the eleventh country to sign the Artemis Agreements with NASA, an international, US-led deal to bring humans back to the moon by 2024.
The New Zealand is particularly interested in ensuring that minerals mined from the moon or elsewhere in space will be used in a sustainable manner. ” The New Zealand is committed to ensuring that the next phase of space exploration takes place in a safe, sustainable and transparent manner and in full respect of international law », Declared the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta.
The government has announced that it will partner with māori to buy land in the region of Canterbury in order to develop a space launch site.