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International Cooperation in Space

Program/Project Management Resource List #34

Revised April 2012

Provided by the NASA Headquarters Library

"Many hands make light work", Proverbs, John Heywood

Today, as more and more nations have the capability to build and launch spacecraft, and economic troubles have compressed the budgets of space agencies across the globe, the old mindset of international competition for "space firsts" has made way for international cooperation in space to share costs and to take advantage of the special talents and facilities of each country for a common goal.

The greatest example of this approach is the International Space Station, which is supported by the United States, Russia, the European Space Agency, Canada, and Japan. This resource list covers general issues of international cooperation in space.

The library also has special lists that cover issues specific to cooperating with Russia, Japan, the European Space Agency, and India. The library has a webpage of links to other space agencies. If you are a NASA HQ employee, please consider subscribing to our news alert on international cooperation to get the latest word on the subject.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.

Contents: Policies Books E-books Articles and Reports Internet Resources

NASA Policies

The following policies and procedural requirements can be accessed by anyone through the NASA Online Directives Information System:
NASA Policy Directive 1030.1I: Acceptance By Employees or Gifts or Decorations From Foreign Governments to Foreign Individuals
NASA Policy Directive 1360.2B: Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs
NASA Policy Directive 1370.1: Reimbursable Utilization of NASA Facilities by Foreign Entities and Foreign-Sponsored Research
NASA Procedural Requirements 1371.1: Requests For Waivers Of The Residence Abroad Requirements For Exchange Visitors Sponsored By NASA Contractors And Grantees
NASA Policy Directive 1371.1G: Waivers Of the Residence Abroad Requirement for Employees of NASA Contractors and Grantees
NASA Procedural Requirements 1371.1: Requests For Waivers Of The Residence Abroad Requirements For Exchange Visitors Sponsored By NASA Contractors And Grantees
NASA Procedural Requirements 1371.2A: Procedural Requirements for Processing Requests for Access to NASA Installations or Facilities by Foreign Nationals or U.S. Citizens Who are Reps of Foreign Entities
NASA Policy Directive 1371.5B: Coordination and Authorization of Access by Foreign Nationals and Foreign Representatives to NASA
NASA Policy Directive 1660.1B: NASA Counterintelligence (CI) Policy
NASA Procedural Requirements 1660.1B: Counterintelligence (CI)/Counterterrorism (CT) Procedural Requirements
NASA Policy Directive 2110.1F: Foreign Access to NASA Technology Transfer Materials
NASA Policy Directive 2190.1A: NASA Export Control Program
NASA Procedural Requirements 2190.1B: NASA Export Control Program


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. International Activities Committee. International Space Cooperation: From Challenges to Solutions. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004.
TL788.4 .R476 I584 2004 BOOKSTACKS
Boekholt, Patries, Jakob Edler, Paul Cunningham, and Kieron Flanagan. Drivers of International Collaboration in Research: Final Report. Luxembourg: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research International Cooperation, 2009. ISBN: 9789279142321
Q180 .E9 T434 2009 BOOKSTACKS
Available online.
Dick, Steven J., ed. Societal Impact of Spaceflight. Washington, DC: NASA, 2007.
CB440 .S63 2007 BOOKSTACKS
This document is also available online as parts one and two.
Finarelli, Margaret G., and Joseph K. Alexander (rapporteurs). Space Science and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2008. ISBN: 0309116090
Available to the general public through the National Academies Press
Royal Society. Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global Scientific Collaboration in the 21st Century. London, UK: Royal Society, 2011.
Q172.5 .I5 K569 2011 BOOKSTACKS
Available online.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. International Science and Technology Cooperation: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 2, 2008. Washington, DC: U.S. G.P.O.: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 2008.
KF27 .S3984 2008B BOOKSTACKS
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of External Relations. Global Reach: A View of NASA's International Cooperation: Aeronautics Research, Science, Exploration Systems, Space Operations. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008.
TL788.4 .G56 2008 BOOKSTACKS
Workshop on International Cooperation for Sustainable Space Exploration. The Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination. Paris, France: European Space Agency, 2007.
TL788.4 .G56 2007 BOOKSTACKS
Available online.
Workshop on U.S. Civil Space Policy. Approaches to Future Space Cooperation and Competition in a Globalizing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780309139960
QB495 .W675 2008 BOOKSTACKS
Available to the general public through the National Academies Press


All e-books listed here are available to NASA civil servants and contractors through the Books 24x7 service of SATERN.
Carté, Penny, and Chris Fox. Bridging the Culture Gap: A Practical Guide to International Business Communication, 2nd Edition. Kogan Page, 2008. ISBN: 9780749452742
Jackson, Terence. International Management Ethics: A Critical, Cross-cultural Perspective. Cambridge University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780521853446
Johnson, Thomas E. Export/Import Procedures and Documentation. AMACOM, 2002. ISBN: 9780814407349
Moore, Christopher W., and Peter J. Woodrow. Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation. Jossey-Bass, 2010. ISBN: 9780470440957
The e-books listed below are available to the general public through the National Academies Press.
Committee on Global Science Policy and Science Diplomacy. U.S. and International Perspectives on Global Science Policy and Science Diplomacy: Report of a Workshop. 2011.
Sloan, Susan Sauer, and Tom Arrison (eds.). Examining Core Elements of International Research Collaboration: Summary of a Workshop. 2011.

Articles and Reports

Ansdell, Megan. "Language protocols in international human spaceflight: Time for a common tongue?", Space Policy, vol. XXVIII, no. 1 (Feb. 2012), p. 2-6.
Blamont, Jacques. "International space exploration: Cooperative or competitive?", Space Policy, vol XXI, no. 2 (May 2005), p. 89-92.
Broniatowski, David Andre, et al. "A framework for evaluating international cooperation in space exploration", Space Policy, vol. XXIV, no. 4 (Nov. 2008), p. 181-189.
Ehrenfreund, P. and N. Peter. "Toward a paradigm shift in managing future global space exploration endeavors", Space Policy, vol. XXV, no. 4 (Nov. 2009), p. 244-256.
Gallagher, Nancy. "Space Governance and International Cooperation", Astropolitics, vol. VIII, no. 2-3 (Aug. 2010), p. 256-279.
George, Patrick J., Gary M. Pease, and Timothy E. Tyburski. "A Management Model for International Participation in Space Exploration Missions", in: First Space Exploration Conference: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery, Orlando, FL, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2005.
(20050160255: (Aug. 2005) NTRS)
Gerstenmaier, William H., and Ronald L. Ticker. "International Systems Integration on the International Space Station", in: International Astronautical Congress 2007, Hyderabad, India, Sept. 24-28, 2007.
(20070031929: (Nov. 2007) NTRS)
Gibson, Roy. "The history of international space programmes", Space Policy, vol. XXIII, no. 3 (Aug. 2007), p. 155-158.
Launius, Roger D. "United States Space Cooperation and Competition: Historical Reflections", Astropolitics, vol. VII, no. 2 (Aug. 2009), p. 89-100.
Noble, Michael. "Export Controls and United States Space Power", Astropolitics, vol. VI, no. 3 (Sept. 2008), p. 251-312.
Rendleman, James D., and J. Walter Faulconer. "Improving international space Cooperation: Considerations for the USA", Space Policy, vol. XXVI, no. 3 (Aug. 2010), p. 143-151.
Schaffer, Audrey M. "What do nations want from international collaboration for space exploration?", Space Policy, vol. XXIV, no. 2 (May 2008), p. 95-103.
Woolston, John E. "Intergovernmental cooperation for mission-oriented information systems: a memoir", in: The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems: 2002 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 16-17, 2002.
(89827: (Dec. 2004) DOE Information Bridge)

Internet Resources

Brunner, Christopher. NASA Office of International and Interagency Relations. Nov. 29, 2011 [April 13, 2012].
Bureau of Industry and Security. March 1, 2012 [April 13, 2012].
Burns, Laura. NASA International Law Practice Group. Aug. 29, 2011 [April 13, 2012].
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). April 10, 2012. [April 13, 2012].
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. March 21, 2012 [April 13, 2012].
Hoffman, Edward. Ask Magazine Archive. International Collaboration/Communication. March 16, 2012 [April 13, 2012].
International Astronautical Federation. April 13, 2012 [April 13, 2012].
International Space Exploration Coordination Group. Aug. 30, 2011 [April 13, 2012].
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. April 12, 2012 [April 13, 2012].

Last Updated: April 2012