Eight nations sign NASA’s Artemis Accords that guide cooperative exploration of the moon

Eight countries have signed on as founding member nations to NASA’s Artemis Accords during the 71st International Astronautical Congress this week.



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Those nations include Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

NASA released the Artemis Accords in May to establish a framework of principles for safely and responsibly planning for humanity’s return to the moon.

“Artemis will be the broadest and most diverse international human space exploration program in history, and the Artemis Accords are the vehicle that will establish this singular global coalition,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a statement.

“With today’s signing, we are uniting with our partners to explore the Moon and are establishing vital principles that will create a safe, peaceful, and prosperous future in space for all of humanity to enjoy.”

It’s been more than a year since NASA and

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UK signs up to Nasa’s Moon exploration principles

Artwork: Moon lander
Artwork: Nasa aims to get astronauts back on the surface of the Moon in 2024

The UK has signed up to the principles that will guide the American-led return to the Moon this decade.

The US plans to put the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface in 2024, in a project called Artemis.

This would mirror the Apollo missions of the 1960s/70s but with the difference this time that astronauts would set up a permanent presence.

The so-called Artemis Accords are intended as a framework for best practice in space and on the Moon.

They cover areas such as the utilisation of resources, mining water-ice for drinking water and to make rocket fuel; common standards, open data, safe operations, and providing emergency assistance.

America, which devised the accords, has signed them, followed by the UK, Japan, Australia, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg and UAE. More countries are certain

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Mars exploration: A driver of innovation and commerce

Despite the disruption of so many aspects of life on Earth caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation and the rest of the world continue to be enthralled with, and fully engaged in, the exploration of Mars. Indeed, not one, not two, but three international robotic missions were launched toward Mars this summer. Two of those missions, one from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the other from China, launched within four days of each other (July 19 and July 23, respectively), and the United States successfully launched its Mars 2020 rover on July 30th.

America is also planning to send astronauts back to the moon later this decade, followed by sending humans to Mars in the 2030s. Such missions to the Red Planet have the potential to discover whether life ever existed on Mars and will also seek to determine whether humans will be able to live, work and

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Report backs NASA exploration efforts as response to Chinese space program

WASHINGTON — A new report used the growth of China’s space program to argue for continued support of NASA’s own exploration ambitions as well as legislation to assist the space industry and space traffic management.

The China Task Force Report, prepared by a group of Republican House members and released Sept. 30, covers a wide range of issues that group linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and saw as threats to the United States. Much of the report was devoted to issues of national security and the economy.

However, two pages of the 130-page report discussed space exploration. In it, the task force noted Chinese development of a space station and long-term, although as yet unscheduled, plans human lunar mission. “The U.S. should be concerned about the technological innovations and leadership role for the CCP that could come from missions crewed by [People’s Republic of China]-nationals to the Moon,”

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Q-Gold Submits Exploration Permit for High-Grade Foley Gold Mine Complex, Ontario

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Overview of Foley Gold Mine Vein System
Overview of Foley Gold Mine Vein System
Overview of Foley Gold Mine Vein System

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Assorted Mine Centre Gold Vein Systems
Assorted Mine Centre Gold Vein Systems
Assorted Mine Centre Gold Vein Systems

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Q-Gold Resources Ltd (TSXV: QGR) (“Q-Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has submitted an exploration permit for its previously announced 2020-2021 exploration program at its wholly-owned Foley Gold Mine complex, near the town of Mine Centre, Ontario.

The permit will allow Q-Gold to drill targets at the past-producing Foley Gold Mine; a high-grade gold-vein system with over 5,900 m of NI 43-101 compliant drilling with results of up to 53.47 g/t Au over 1.5 m and 106.7 g/t Au over 0.23 m. Previous records indicate that 10,500 tons of ore at 14 g/t was mined from stopes at the 100’ level with 5,267 oz of gold

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Bunker Hill Provides Exploration Update and Announces Maiden Resource

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Isometric View of the Bunker Hill Mine
Isometric View of the Bunker Hill Mine
Isometric View of the Bunker Hill Mine

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Surface Diamond Drill Rig at Bunker Hill Mine
Surface Diamond Drill Rig at Bunker Hill Mine
Surface Diamond Drill Rig at Bunker Hill Mine

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The first high grade silver focused exploration campaign has commenced, supported by the enhanced geological understanding gained following the digitization and 3D modeling of historic mine data

  • A maiden Inferred resource of 9Mt containing 11Moz of silver, 0.9B lb of zinc, and 0.4B lb of lead has been successfully delineated, which boosts confidence in ability to delineate resources in a cost-effective manner by leveraging historical mine data

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bunker Hill Mining Corp (the “Company”) (CSE: BNKR) is pleased to report that it has commenced its first high-grade silver focused exploration campaign at its Bunker Hill Mine located in Idaho’s Silver Valley, USA. The exploration campaign is

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