- 1960 (Creation)
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The AC/137(SR) chronological series contains the records of the Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research. Established by a Science Committee decision at its meeting on 6-7 January 1960 (see AC/137-R/6), the Advisory Group on Space Research was an unofficial ad hoc working group. Its mission was to find ways of intensifying international co-operation on space research and to see whether there were other foreseeable ways of organizing European co-operation on space research. The Science Committee took over responsibility for the topic of space research in 1961.
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Documents in the AC/137(SR) chronological series contain the list of participants at the group’s first meeting and the minutes of that meeting.
Several topics were discussed: the status of national space research activities, ways of intensifying international co-operation on space research, the possibility of co-operative research between Western European countries under the science programme, and the training programme for space science researchers.
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The documents are arranged by type - Note (N) and Record/Summary Record (R).
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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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The records were circulated in NATO’s two official languages, English and French.