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NASA, the well-known space exploration agency of the United States, has entered into an agreement to cooperate with UAE in aeronautics research, and exploration of outer space for peaceful purposes. The agreement was finalized by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and the UAE Space Agency Chairman Dr. Khalifa Al Romaithi at a meeting in Abu Dhabi.
“NASA is leading an ambitious journey to Mars that includes partnerships with the private sector and many international partners,” said Bolden. “I am confident this new framework agreement with the UAE Space Agency will help advance this journey, as well as other endeavors in the peaceful exploration of outer space.” Already, technical experts from our two countries are engaged in discussions on several areas of mutual interest, and I believe our two agencies will collaborate for years to come through a common interest in aeronautics, exploration and discovery.”
This new partnership will help to work together in cooperation of space science study, operation Earth observation and Earth science, aeronautics, space operations and study, technology, safety, and other potential areas of interest. The two countries will indulge in joint activities such as the use of aircraft and spacecraft with scientific instruments, ground-based research facilities and tracking, telemetry, and data acquisition.
“The United Arab Emirates and the United States of America are long-standing allies and have deep economic, cultural and diplomatic ties,” said Al Romaithi. “We at the UAE Space Agency genuinely welcome the opportunity to collaborate and work with the USA and NASA in the fields of aeronautics, space science, and the peaceful exploration of outer space toward the common goal of fostering the well-being of humankind.
“Since its founding, the UAE Space Agency has been emphasizing the importance of cooperating and collaborating with international partners in the fields of space science and the peaceful exploration of outer space. This agreement opens the door to the creation of a wide range of mutually beneficial programs and activities involving numerous organizations within the UAE and the USA.
NASA and UAE will also be working together in discussions of future projects that can contribute to the exploration of Mars.