New details of the agreement signed by representatives of a number of countries on the development of the moon and the extraction of minerals within the framework of the Artemis program have appeared. Reported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
So, astronauts involved in the mission are prohibited from littering and fighting on the territory of a natural satellite of the Earth.
So, we present to you the new rules for being on the Moon:
Everyone comes in peace;
Confidentiality is prohibited, all launched objects must be identified and registered;
All travel participants agree to help each other in case of emergencies;
All received data is transferred to the rest of the participants, and space systems must be universal;
Historic sites must be preserved and all rubbish must be disposed of;
Rovers and spacecraft should not interfere with other participants.
“”It is important not only to go to the moon with our astronauts, but also that we bring our values with us,” said Mike Gold, acting head of NASA’s international and inter-agency relations.
According to him, violators of the above rules will be asked to “just leave” the territory of the moon.
The effect of these principles so far applies to eight signatory countries of the agreement: the USA, Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Countries other than China can join if they wish.
It should be noted that at the moment NASA is prohibited from signing any bilateral agreements with the PRC leadership.
The first NASA mission to the moon, known as “Artemis 1”, is scheduled for 2021 without astronauts, and “Artemis 2” will fly with a crew in 2023.