International Space Station Heads of Agencies Joint Statement

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International Space Station Heads of Agencies Joint Statement

WASHINGTON — The heads of a International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and a United States met in Quebec City, Canada, on Mar 1, 2012, to examination a scientific, technological, and amicable advantages being constructed by their collaboration, and to plead skeleton for serve broadening these advantages by stability to allege a tellurian scrutiny of space.

In reviewing a story of ISS expansion and a new transition to a prolific investigate and applications phase, 3 vital areas of success were discussed: a ancestral engineering achievements, a rare general partnership, and a ongoing swell being done by science. The heads remarkable that tellurian scrutiny of space continues to produce profitable advantages to multitude and is strengthening partnerships among space-faring nations.

The heads also famous a new opportunities for find done probable by maximizing a investigate capabilities of a ISS, as good as a expansion in blurb endeavors and certain educational impact brought about by this permanent tellurian participation in space. Biology, biotechnology, and tellurian physiology investigate are producing new insights into tellurian health on Earth with a expansion of earnest applications ancillary destiny medical therapies. Also a far-reaching operation of fluids and materials investigate yields a earnest approach for improved and smarter materials and prolongation processes on Earth. Observations prisoner from a ISS in a fields of cat-scan astronomy, high-energy molecule physics, and Earth remote intuiting spirit during discoveries to come as a ISS is increasingly used as a height for a designation and operation of a far-reaching accumulation of instruments ancillary Earth and Space Sciences. Technology demonstrations in environmental control, robotic servicing, and modernized telecommunications and teleoperations are creation it probable to eventually serve extend tellurian participation in space and continue to enlarge improvements to a peculiarity of life on Earth.

Recognizing a inspirational inlet of a ISS as a human-tended outpost in space, a group leaders applauded a clever purpose in motivating immature people around a universe to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More than 40 million students have participated in tellurian spaceflight to date by communications downlinks and interactive experiments with hire organisation members.

Highlighting a continued expansion in a general user community, a initial biannual “International Space Station Utilization Statistics” was released. The partnership also published “International Space Station Benefits for Humanity,” illustrating specific successful charitable accomplishments in education, tellurian health, Earth regard and disaster response that will urge a lives of many via a world.

The ISS partnership began deliberation long-range opportunities to serve allege tellurian space exploration, so advantages from a ISS module will continue to grow by destiny scrutiny missions. In a nearby term, a heads of agencies committed to boost use of a ISS as a exam bed in space for a proof of vicious technologies and a slackening of tellurian health risks for scrutiny as a corner effort. For a long-term, they discussed opportunities to use a ISS as a substructure for a expansion of destiny scrutiny capabilities. The ISS partnership has combined a tellurian investigate trickery in space that is rare in capability and singular in tellurian history. The heads of group re-confirmed a significance of regulating a trickery to advantage multitude currently and yield a technological basement for continued tellurian scrutiny of space in a future.

To review a “International Space Station Benefits for Humanity,” visit:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/benefits/index.html

For some-more information about a ISS, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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