Arab countries are launching significant investments in space


EXPERT LOOKFor the second time since its launch in 1998, the International Space Station (ISS) has welcomed 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 a major role in a global space industry worth nearly $470 billion by 2022.

The Cipher Brief spoke to Middle East expert Norm Roule about the growing Arab presence in space and how the region sees opportunities in the overcrowded space market.

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