The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (hereafter referred to as "NASA") and the Russian Space Agency (hereafter referred to as "RSA"), jointly referred to as "The Parties." have agreed to cooperate in the area of human space flight. This cooperative program consists of three inter-related projects: the flight of Russian cosmonauts on the U.S. Space Shuttle; the flight of U.S. astronauts on the Mir Space Station; and a joint mission involving the rendezvous and docking of the U.S. Space Shuttle with the Mir Space Station. These will be jointly referred to in the future as the "Shuttle-Mir Program."
The Parties have agreed as follows: