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USA at the 2020 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee
January 30, 2020

The Stellar Snowflake Cluster. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/P.S. Teixeira (Center for Astrophysics)
Nebula NGC 2264, or the “Snowflake Cluster”. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/P.S. Teixeira)


From Monday, February 3rd, to Friday, February 14th, delegations from around 100 countries gathered in Vienna, Austria for the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC).

The STSC meets for two weeks every year to discuss questions related to the scientific and technical aspects of outer space activities, with topics encompassing issues as diverse as space weather, orbital debris, and the long-term sustainability of outer space activities.

This year, Kevin Conole, Senior Program Specialist in the Office of International and Interagency Relations at NASA Headquarters, led the U.S. delegation to the STSC.

Links to U.S. statements delivered during the 2020 STSC are below.

USUNVIE's Deputy Chief of Mission Nicole Shampaine on the opening day of the 57th COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.