Russian Space Agency Roscosmos Director-General Dmitri Rogozin wanted to guarantee that when Moscow launched its own manned missions to the Moon its ships would be compatible with the docking procedures on the Gateway mini-space station that NASA wants to build in lunar orbit, Bridenstine said.
Countries must also agree to protect heritage sites and space artifacts, gather resources according to worldwide agreements, avoid harmful interference with other missions and dispose of any debris or spacecraft responsibly.
While NASA is leading the Artemis program, it has emphasized the need for global partnerships in building up a sustainable presence on the Moon, something the agency views as key ahead of an eventual human mission to Mars.
These were the details of the news Russian Federation calls parts of NASA lunar projects "too American" for this day. NASA is prohibited under law, at least for now, from signing any bilateral agreements with China.
Russian Federation is also missing from the list - Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia's space program, made it clear that he is not a fan of the accords or of NASA's Artemis program.
He said Japan looks forward to cooperating with its worldwide partners.
All members agree to pitch in with astronaut emergencies.
Historic sites must be preserved, and any resulting space junk must be properly disposed.
They also call for transparency, the protection of heritage sites like the 1969 moon landing location and preventing the spread of orbital debris. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.
Rovers and other spacecraft can not have their missions jeopardized by others getting too close.
And violators could be asked to leave, according to Bridenstine.
The coalition can say, 'Look, you´re in this program with the rest of us, but you're not playing by the same rules, ' Bridenstine said.
The signatories commit, for example, to adhering to peaceful exploration in a transparent manner, to create hardware systems that are operable by every member nation, and to registering their space objects.
"Fundamentally, the Artemis Accords will help to avoid conflict in space and on Earth by strengthening mutual understanding and reducing misperceptions", Mike Gold, NASA acting associate administrator for worldwide and interagency relations, said.
NASA said in a release Tuesday that partnerships like the ones enshrined in the Artemis accords will make its desired achievements easier.