Space research in focus as UAE set to host international space conference

Space research in focus as UAE set to host international space conference

Giving a push to the country’s efforts to pioneer new research and innovations in space technology, the UAE is all set to host the 22nd International Academy of Astronautics Human in Space Symposium. The global space symposium will be a great forum for experts to congregate and brainstorm about the developing trends in space research.

The conference which is expected to be held in Dubai next year will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. Last year, the symposum was held at Shenzhen in southern China which saw attendance from researchers and astronauts from 60 countries.

The director general of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, Yousuf Al Shaibani, said that the symposium will essentially be an avenue that will promote the UAE as the new bastion of space research and technology. He also said that the symposium will impart new knowledge that will go a long way in improving the quality of human lives.