UAE to provide airlock for NASA’s moon-orbiting Gateway space station

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is getting involved with NASA’s Artemis moon program, by building an airlock for the lunar Gateway space station. In return, one of the Middle Eastern nation’s astronauts will get to visit the outpost in the future.

The UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will build the Crew and Science Airlock module for Gateway — which will be humanity’s first space station in orbit around the moon — according to a plan with NASA announced on Sunday (Jan. 7).

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