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UAE, Israel align interests at international space event

Conference shows that space exploration and commercialization is opening up to more countries.
Sarah Al-Ameri, the UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Future Technology, during the opening address of the Abu Dhabi Space Debate (ADSD) on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.

A global space conference in the UAE capital that wrapped up on Tuesday suggests that mid-level powers may be emerging to dethrone the Cold War old guard.

The Abu Dhabi Space Debate (ADSD) hosted about 50 space institutions and agencies from the private and public sector at the two-day event. Many participants believe that the further you see Earth from space, the more borders disappear. 

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