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Brazilian Space Agency Delegation Meets NASA Official

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Washington D.C, 2 April 2022 (TDI): The President of the Brazilian Space Agency, Carlos Moura, and his delegation, met NASA Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy.

Furthermore, the Brazillian Ambassador, Nester Forster Jr, accompanied the Brazilian delegation to NASA.

The officials discussed Brazil’s participation in Artemis Project. Space cooperation is a new field of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Previously, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) formed a commission after Brazil was included in the Artemis Agreement. The commission was in charge of establishing the context of Brazilian participation in the project and of deciding on the Brazilian contributions to the realization of the project.

The meeting of the Brazilian delegation with NASA representatives is one of the first high-level meetings to discuss the first steps of the Artemis Program in Brazil. During the meeting, the objective is to discuss the scope of Brazilian participation, seeking to delimit the most technical area of ​​its cooperation.

Under the Artemis Project, NASA aims to land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon by 2024. Brazil became the 12th country to sign the Artemis Agreement and the first in South America in June 2021.

Moreover, Brazil will seek to collaborate with the other signatory states to achieve the objective established by NASA. The objective is to intensify lunar space exploration till the end of the 21st century.

Brazil-US Relations

The ties between the two American countries are deep and historical. The United States became the first country to recognize the independence of Brazil from Portugal in 1822.

There is much bilateral cooperation in trade, security, technology, education, and other sectors between the two nations. Recently, they have started cooperation on space as well. See More.

The United States is Brazil’s second-largest trading partner, while Brazil is USA’s 14th largest trading partner. Total trade between the countries amounted to $73.7 billion in total goods trade in 2019.

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