UAE establishes space agency

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The competition heats up: The United Arab Emirates (UAE), in conjunction with its goal to send an unmanned probe to Mars, has announced the formation of its own NASA-like space agency.

Reading the long official press announcement at the link above will make you realize that a lot of this is public relations fluff being pushed by the UAE’s sheiks. Stripping that away, what I find left is mostly a program to educate students.

One comment

  • PeterF

    Martyrs on Mars…
    I wonder if thats how the fictional Klingon empire would have started…

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