The New Space Race | UAE Minister Al Amiri
July 13, 2021 – The United Arab Emirates recently joined the small group of nations to have successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars, further proving space is the new domain for international cooperation—or competition.
On this episode, we speak with the woman who led the UAE’s successful mission to Mars, and one of the world’s rising stars in space and technology: H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri.
She is the nation’s first-ever Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency.
H.E. Minister Al Amiri talks with us about those yet-to-be answered questions in the emerging space domain—from opportunities for technological innovation and global peacebuilding, to what it means for national security—and beyond.
Appearing in this discussion:
Megan Clark Torrey, CEO, World Affairs Council of Connecticut
Ron Angelo, President and CEO, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
Kurt E. Amend, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, International Government Relations, Raytheon Technologies
This event is sponsored by Raytheon Technologies
Hosted in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and the World Affairs Councils of America
H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri,
UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency