Continued Jordan-NASA cooperation encouraged, The Jordan Times
"His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday met with the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, according to a Royal Court statement. During the meeting attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein at Al Husseiniya Palace, the King said Jordan is looking forward to benefitting from the programmes and expertise of NASA in the advanced science field , which are to be incorporated into the curricula of local educational and academic institutions."
NASA chief touts cooperation with Israel, Israel Hayom
"NASA plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said on Monday during a visit to Israel. Accompanied by Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis and Givatayim Mayor Ran Konik, Bolden toured the Givatayim Observatory on Monday."
"The United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in aeronautics research, and the exploration and use of airspace and outer space for peaceful purposes, working together in the peaceful use of outer space for the benefit of humanity. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and UAE Space Agency Chairman Dr. Khalifa Al Romaithi formalized and signed the agreement Sunday at a meeting in Abu Dhabi."