Dubai will host the world’s largest space conference in October

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Dubai will host the world’s largest space conference in October

Dubai will host the 72nd edition of the International Astronautical Congress, the world’s largest space conference, in October, the Dubai Media Office announced on Sunday.

The conference, taking place October 19-25, will provide a platform for those interested in the field to network with global space leaders in government, industry and academia, according to the emirate’s media agency.

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Organizations can also showcase their capabilities, experience, contributions and innovations during the conference, the media agency said.

The United Arab Emirates has been a pioneer in the region in astronomy and space science, launching the Arab world’s first space exploration mission to Mars.

The Hope Probe was launched on July 19, 2020 and reached Mars on February 9, 2021, making the UAE the fifth country in the world to enter the orbit of the Red Planet.

The country first established its own space agency in 2014 and sent the first astronauts to the International Space Station in 2019. The UAE currently has plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon by 2024.

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