VAST, NASA sign cooperation agreement in aviation, space research

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US signed a basic cooperation agreement in aviation and space research in Hanoi on Monday.

Under the agreement, Vietnam and NASA will cooperate in earth sciences, including the utilization of ground-based networks, airborne missions and space-based technology. They will also contribute to a better understanding of the earth system, its changing global dynamics, and the impact of human activity on the environment.

Additionally, data from Earth observation satellites, such as agriculture monitoring and planning, tracking of vector-borne diseases, timely measurement of global precipitation, disaster management and food security, will be the other positive outcomes of the agreement.

Prof. Chau Van Minh, president of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology said research institutes will implement detailed programs with NASA based on the cooperation agreement.

Vietnam and NASA will exchange data to release warning on climate and environment changes in the region and in the globe, said Prof. Minh.

By T. Binh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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