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T.Keith Glennan Memorial Library

International Cooperation in Space

Program/Project Management Resource List #34

Revised October 2017

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.

Books 24X7

Tsutsui, Kiyoteru; Lim, Alwyn. Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World. 2015. SATERN
Erbe, Nancy E. Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations. 2015. SATERN
Garten, Frank. The International Manager: A Guide for Communicating, Cooperating, and Negotiating with Worldwide Colleagues. 2015. SATERN
Dignen, Bob; Wollmann, Peter. Leading International Projects: Diverse Strategies for Project Success. 2016. SATERN

HQ Library Catalog

Edler, Jakob. Drivers of International Collaboration in Research: Final Report. 2009. Q180 .E9 T434 2009
Royal Society, London. Knowledge, Networks and Nations : Global Scientific Collaboration in the 21st century. 2011. Q172.5 .I5 K569 2011

NASA Technical Reports

Wilde, Detlef. Building Transatlantic Partnerships in Space Exploration: The MPCV-SM Study. 2012. NTRS 20120012885
Partnerships and the Future of NASA. 2015. NTRS 20150018584

NASA Internet Resources

NASA’s International Partnerships: Capabilities, Benefits and Challenges NASA Office of Inspector General
Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR)

NODIS (NASA Online Directives Information System) NPD AND NPR:

Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs
Policy Info: NPD 1360.2B