Chinese Society of Astronautics and Space Foundation Sign MOU
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2010) -- The ongoing relationship between the Space Foundation and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) was cemented during the 26th National Space Symposium with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), establishing a "mutually beneficial relationship" between the two organizations.
The MOU signing resulted from nearly a year of interaction between the two organizations, including a trip by a Space Foundation delegation to China, and a CSA visit to Space Foundation headquarters in Colorado Springs. The MOU provides guidelines for continuing the relationship, such as agreeing on expanded collaboration on space education, research, outreach, and future events.
The document was signed by YANG Jun Hua, vice president and secretary general of the Chinese Society of Astronautics, and by Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation chief executive officer.
The CSA and the Space Foundation have common interests in promoting space activities, encouraging a vibrant and healthy global space community, and advancing international collaboration in space.
The CSA was founded in 1979 to expedite the development and popularization of space science and technology and to carry out academic and non-governmental exchanges at home and abroad.
Pictured: YANG Jun Hua and Elliot Pulham sign a memorandum of understanding at The Broadmoor Hotel during the 26th National Space Symposium.