Heads of space agencies confirm support for continued ISS operations

November 7, 2014 2:01 PM

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Heads of space agencies confirm support for continued ISS operations

Heads of space agencies of the International Space Station (ISS) member countries confirmed that the station has the potential to be used for further manned space exploration at least till 2020. The heads from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Paris, France, on Nov. 4, 2014, and issued a joint statement that reiterate their commitment to the ISS mission.

“Recognizing the full mission breadth of the ISS from research that benefits all of humanity, to technology development, to expanding commercial use of low Earth orbit, to enhancing international cooperation and understanding, the agency heads reaffirmed their support for continued ISS operations,” ...

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