CSA, NASA to Work More Closely Together


It looks as if the Canadian Space Agency will be working a bit more closely with NASA in the future. CNews reports on a new framework that was agreed to recently:

Steve MacLean, former astronaut and president of the CSA, said the deal will make it easier for the CSA and Canadian companies to be part of future space missions.

Prior to the framework agreement, Canada and the U.S. had to negotiate separate treaties each time they wanted to work together on a project. The result, says MacLean, is there were times Canada missed out on participating in projects because a treaty couldn’t be drawn up in time.

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