The UAE is positioning itself to lead the Middle East into space, lifted by investment in technology, expertise and facilities.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE will play a role in the next stage of space exploration as the industry moves from being government policy-driven to commercial development-driven, according to former American astronaut, Buzz Aldrin.
Aldrin, who was speaking at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, was one of the first men to land on the moon, along with Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Aldrin said the UAE is showing a growing commitment to the space industry and that the country will be involved in future projects and industry developments.
Taking the lead
Aldrin reiterated throughout his address that it is time for the commercial sector to take the lead on space exploration, with the goal of reaching mars. He said that NASA might not…
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