Brazil has signed on to the NASA-led Artemis Accords initiative to explore the moon responsibly.

The country became the first South American nation to sign the Artemis Accords, a guideline for the responsible exploration of the moon, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Tuesday (June 15). The nations on board with these exploration principles include the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, Luxembourg, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and now, Brazil.

Agreeing to these guidelines, these nations are also signing on to participate in NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the moon in 2024 and establish a sustainable human presence by the end of the decade.

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