Some of the biggest names in space travel and exploration are getting together over the next two days at an event hosted by Dubai Expo 2020.
The series of webinars and talks are being held in association with the UAE Space Agency
Timed to coincide with World Space Week, the virtual event is open to the public and features Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency and science lead for the Emirates Mars Mission.
Al Amiri said, "Since its inception some 50 years ago, the UAE has never rested on its past laurels – guided instead by our wise leadership in striving to improve across every field. Expo 2020, the first World Expo ever hosted in the region, mirrors these efforts – helping to inspire the change-makers and future leaders of tomorrow."
James L. Green, the Chief Scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, is another of the leading speakers who are taking part.
The latest innovations are on the agenda along with exploration, governance and law, data collection, remote sensing, and the UAE’s space landscape.
Comprising of question and answer sessions and panel discussions, the event will also highlight the nation as an ambitious pioneer in the field of space exploration.
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau said, "Space, as a resource shared by all humanity, is one of these crucial topics. With the technological advancement of space travel and exploration making the dream of space tourism closer to reality than ever before, managing it peacefully and equitably requires the concerted international cooperation of all space-faring nations."