NASA Administrator Statement On European Space Agency’s Commitment To Space Station

By  //  December 5, 2016

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ESA's contributions to station are essential

ABOVE VIDEO: The European Space Agency has combined new animations with existing footage to deliver this narrated tour of the orbiting lab. The football field-sized station travels at ~17,150 mph (27,609 kph) and an altitude of ~249 miles (400 km).

(NASA) – 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 Roscosmos 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.”

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