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Tuesday, 05 July 2022 12:32 GMT

UAE lays out its vision for space flight, to be shared globally


(MENAFN) After chairing the inaugural session of a long-running UN gathering, the UAE shared its vision for space exploration with the globe.

The UAE was recently chosen to lead the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, with Omran Sharaf, the Emirati engineer who led the UAE's successful Mars mission, acting as its director for 2022 and 2023.

Mr Sharaf emphasized the need of the international community working together to establish plans for the long-term sustainability of space programs during the 65th session of the summit, which closed on Friday in Vienna, Austria.

In his inauguration speech, he highlighted the UN body's critical role in regulating space safety.
Mr Sharaf welcomed Angola, Bangladesh, Panama, Slovenia, and Kuwait to the committee, which now has 100 members, along with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory, and the Lunar Open Corporation, which have been awarded observer status.

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