The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
JOINT STATEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA ON COOPERATION IN SPACE
Today, representatives of the United States and Russia initialled an agreement to further their cooperation in space. The agreement provides for a study to be completed by August 31, 1993, to "define and determine the feasibility of a cooperative human space flight program." The study for cooperation will focus on space activities related to a future manned space station, consistent whit both nations's international obligations, and activities related to cooperation between the MIR-1 space station and the space shuttle program between 1995 and 1997. NASA and the Russian Space Agency will begin work immediately on technical matters related to U.S. and Rusian cooperation on the development of research facilities in space.