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Japan to take part in U.S. lunar exploration project

  • October 18, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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All national dailies except Asahi reported that a GOJ blue-ribbon commission on Thursday approved a basic space policy specifying Japan’s commitment to cooperating with NASA’s Artemis moon landing program. The recommendation will formally be accepted today by the GOJ’s Space Development Strategy Headquarters headed by Prime Minister Abe. According to the articles, Japan will initially make technical and other contributions to the Lunar Gateway initiative, with the ultimate aim of sending Japanese astronauts to the Moon along with those from the United States and other countries.

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