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Landeene To Advise on Spaceport Abu Dhabi

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic LLC and Aabar Investments PJS have hired Steve Landeene, the former executive director of New Mexico’s Spaceport America, to serve as their chief adviser for a spaceport the two companies seek to build in the United Arab Emirates.

Virgin Galactic and Aabar said in an April 17 press release that Landeene will be responsible for developing a roadmap for the proposed construction of Spaceport Abu Dhabi. Under a deal announced in 2009, Spaceport Abu Dhabi was granted exclusive regional rights for tourism and scientific research flights flown aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip-Two reusable suborbital spaceplane.