Sub-series AC/137(SR) - Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research

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Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research


  • 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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The records were circulated in NATO’s two official languages, English and French.

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