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The United States and Israel Sign Space Cooperation Agreement ( 145

MarkWhittington writes: According to a story in Arutz Sheva, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Israel Space Agency Director General Menachem Kidron signed an agreement to further future space cooperation between the two countries. The agreement took place at the International Astronautical Conference taking place in Jerusalem. The agreement restores a previous commitment for space cooperation between the two countries that lapsed in 2005. The current agreement will have a far greater scope than the previous one.
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The United States and Israel Sign Space Cooperation Agreement

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  • So.... (Score:4, Funny)

    by NecroPuppy ( 222648 ) on Wednesday October 14, 2015 @07:50PM (#50731571) Homepage

    Mel Brooks was right?

    (It's not obscure; this is Slashdot)

  • AWESOME! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by harrkev ( 623093 ) <[gro.ylimafnoslerrah] [ta] [dsmfk]> on Wednesday October 14, 2015 @08:05PM (#50731687) Homepage

    Wow! It is great to hear about one country in that part of the world who is interested in rockets WITHOUT explosives attached. Good job, Israel!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Interestingly, Israel is the smallest country in the world with an indigenous space launch capability. It also seems to have a significant and complex space research program and infrastructure dating back to the 1960s, and specializing in nano and micro satellites. It has signed agreements with the space agencies of France (CNES), Canada (CSA), India (ISRO), Germany (DLR), Ukraine (NSAU), Russia (RKA), Netherlands (NIVR) and Brazil (AEB), so it's not a surprise they are signing an agreement with NASA.

  • U.S. Taxpayer money? Seems to me it wasn't that long ago that Israel begged America fo a bunch of money to buy missiles to level a Palestinian city. If they can't afford bombing people who should be their friends and brothers, what good would they be for helping with space exploration?
  • ... is the last message thread. And I'm catching up several days after the event. I'm getting a message here, and it's one of political influence, not one of reliable data.

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