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Talks ongoing with Virgin Galactic on UAE spaceport plans

Baku, July 19, AZERTAC

Plans to establish a spaceport in the UAE will hinge on a number of key criteria being met, according to the chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr Ahmad Al Falasi, according to Arabian Business.

Speaking on the sidelines of the agency’s fifth anniversary celebrations in Abu Dhabi, Al Falasi told Arabian Business that discussions for a spaceport were ongoing.

However, he said: “Our discussions right now are of opening a spaceport potentially in the region in the UAE but it’s still in the early stages.

“The first thing we need to do, as an investor, is to make sure that investment works, that it is a viable project, and then, if there is demand, we would be more than happy to host a spaceport in the UAE,” Al Falasi added.

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