NASA, which ended the two-day trip to Ottawa on Wednesday, left the federal capital empty-handed. However, the US space agency made a strong appeal for Canada's participation in the next mission to the moon. At a time when pressure is increasing, the Trudeau government is slowly taking on commitments.
The presence of NASA's first NASA number this week is not a coincidence. If the tone and words of Jim Bridenstine are polite, Washington's impatience is real. Appointed by Donald Trump as head of the agency, Mr. Bridenstine is also his senior advisor in the field of space. For Donald Trump, the Lunar Gateway project is a priority. Last year, the president of the United States ordered NASA to launch a manned mission to the moon.
"I am here to ask for Canada's support," repeated Jim Bridenstine several times during his last trip to Ottawa. "Canada was an indispensable ally of the United States in space exploration, and we want to ensure that this partnership remains strong," he added.
NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine hopes that Canada will support NASA in its future mission on the moon
NASA's commander apparently participated in the reconnaissance mission, and the context of this visit is crucial to the future US-Canada alliance in space exploration missions.
Last summer, Canada turned away from NASA. Due to lack of funds, the Canadian space agency abandoned its participation in the critical project of the WFIRST telescope. The Canadian Space Agency aims to provide an instrument that would play an important role in this mission.
Since then, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, has still not offered a strong commitment to NASA for the Lunar Gateway project.
"There are many options at this stage, everything stays on the table," said the minister after meeting with the head of the American space agency Jim Bridenstine & # 39; em.
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