July 7, 2008

ESA Plans ISS Organizational Meeting

The European Space Agency is planning a meeting during which the International Space Station's future activities will be decided.

The ESA says it will host a July 17 meeting, during which leaders of the space agencies participating in the International Space Station program -- the ESA for Europe, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the United States and the Canadian, Japanese and Russian space agencies will decide on future activities.

At the meeting, the ISS Partners will address the challenging task of completing assembly of the Space Station, review operations and utilization aspects and assess the space transportation strategy, the ESA said.

The meeting will take place at ESA headquarters in Paris.