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Event Celebrates US and Canadian Space Cooperation

Since 2010, the Space Foundation has held an annual international space cooperation event in the nation's capitol. On Jan. 22, the Space Foundation celebrated United States and Canadian space cooperation at a reception at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Space Foundation and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the event recognized the long and rich history of cooperation in space that reaches back to the Apollo era and extends to present day. Attendees at the event included members of the Space Foundation's Board of Directors, White House staff, Congressional staff, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canadian Forces, Department of Defense, private sector space industry executives and international representatives' from other space-faring nations.

Areas of cooperation include the transportation of astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station, Earth-observation data-sharing and other scientific satellite missions.

Pictured: Space Foundation Vice President - Washington Operations Brendan Curry at the Canadian Embassy reception in Washington, D.C.

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