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The International Forum for Space Exploration

on 17 February 2014

Between 9 and 10 January 2014, the President and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Marius-Ioan Piso presented Romania's strategy and position on space exploration at the Heads of Space Agencies Summit (HOSA), organized by the International Academy of Astronautics in Washington.

Together with the Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development, Mihnea Costoiu, the CEO of ROSA attended the International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF), organized by the Government of the United States. At the event, Marius-Ioan Piso expressed Romania’s interest to develop research and space exploration projects through bilateral and multilateral cooperation that will contribute to the national development of Romania.

On 10 January 2014, the Romanian delegation led by the Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development, Mihnea Costoiu and the President and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Marius-Ioan Piso attended the International Space Exploration Forum. Organized for the first by the Government of the United States, the event’s main objective was to facilitate a dialogue at ministerial level on space exploration for the benefit of humanity, as a follow up to the dialogue begun by the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) in November 2011, Italy.

The Romanian delegation stressed Romania’s interest to support research and space exploration programmes through bilateral and multilateral cooperation that can contribute to national development, as well as support programmes that prepare younger generations through international space universities.