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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Europe To Remain An ISS Partner Through 2024...

A snapshot of three of the International Space Station's massive solar array wings...as seen by European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on February 12, 2015.
ESA / NASA

NASA Administrator Statement on ESA’s Commitment to Space Station (Press Release - December 2)

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) decision to continue its operations aboard the International Space Station:

"I'm excited all the International Space Station partners have now joined us in committing to operation of this invaluable resource through at least 2024.

"The European Space Agency contributions to station are essential, and we look forward to continuing to work with ESA, the Canadian Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Roscomos for extended operations, and to collaborating with other nations to push the boundaries of human exploration, and extend our reach farther into the solar system as part of the ongoing Journey to Mars."

For more information about the International Space Station, its research and crews, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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