Peaceful Use of Outer Space

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Soviet-American Cooperation in Space

Recognition that outer space is “a field in which many can contribute and all can benefit” 1 bids fair to bring the countries of the world together in a concerted effort to unlock the secrets of the universe. The United States and the Soviet Union, rivals in space since the orbiting of Sputnik I nearly five years ago, recently agreed in principle to a five-part program of cooperation. And dele-grates from 10 other countries, meeting in Paris on June 14, signed a convention setting up a European Space Research Organization.2

Meanwhile, the United Nations and subsidiary organs have been active in promoting cooperation on an even broader scale. The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, dormant for the first ...

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