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Discovering Expo 2020 Space Week


Visitors to Dubai Expo 2020 during next year’s Space Week will find themselves transported to an intergalactic world as a space-themed show will be played inside the world’s largest 360 ° projection screen at the Al Wasl Dome. A preview of the show was released on Monday during the “pre-Expo” space week which runs through Tuesday and which will host a range of speakers including astronauts, astronomers and space experts. The show includes rockets, astronauts with UAE flags on their suits, satellites and other spacecraft.Space Week will be the first of the 10 thematic weeks organized by Expo. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020, said the UAE’s recent space missions, such as the launch of the Emirates mission to Mars (first Arab interplanetary mission) will attract interest for the theme week. Furthermore, Al Hashimy underlined the importance of space exploration as the key to find solutions to climate change and water scarcity. Several countries will showcase their space exploration achievements at their pavilions during next year’s long-awaited event. A preview of Space Week will continue until Tuesday. Some of the many other speakers will include NASA chief scientist James Green, planetary scientist Ryan Zeigler, and NASA chief historian Brian Odom. A further nine thematic weeks are also planned, focusing on the world’s most pressing challenges, and will take place right before the big show opening.


Elaboration by IICAUE on source: The National

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