EXPERT VIEW – For only the second time since its launch in 1998, the International Space Station (ISS) welcomes an Arab astronaut. Sultan al-Neyadi will spend six months in orbit in what will be the longest Arab space mission in history. The Middle East is poised to play an important role in a global space industry valued at nearly $470 billion in 2022.
The Cipher Brief spoke to a Middle East expert Standard Rolls on the growing Arab presence in space and how the region is seeking opportunities in the crowded space market.
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