UAE enters space race.

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The Dubai government has revealed that the UAE will launch Khalifa Sat, the first Arab-made satellite by 2017. At the launch of the project Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, noted: "Khalifa Sat is a message to all Arabs that the Arab world can participate in the space era. The space race is neither out of reach nor impossible and our state will be a leader in this industry as long as we have the confidence and courage to...

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