Student Reem Khaled Al-Hamar, from the Kingdom of Bahrain’s team for the International Space Camp, accompanied by Professor Amal Jassim Al-Binali, participated in the activities of the 72nd International Astronautical Conference, which was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This participation comes in response to the invitation extended by the Kalman International Foundation, a specialist in the field of space and aviation, to the team members who were nominated to participate in the International Space Camp in order to develop students’ knowledge in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
During the conference, participants attended a number of lectures and workshops that were presented by various academics and space agencies from all over the world, including the National Space Science Authority, and a number of astronauts from the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates were met, including the first astronaut. Emirati Hazza Al Mansouri and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, who participated in a number of trips to the International Space Station, in addition to walking missions in space to install antennas and conduct a number of scientific experiments, where they were asked about their personal experiences, whether in training or space flights that they participated in, which was It has a great impact in acquiring information and experiences in the field of space and its sciences, and increasing the participants’ desire to gain more knowledge related to space. In addition, members of the Bahrain team met with members of the UAE team, where they discussed common interests between the two teams and a visit to the Expo 2020.
In this regard, Ms. Amal Jassim Al-Binali, Head of the Strategic Planning and Project Management Department at the National Space Science Authority, said: “This opportunity, which was provided as part of the Al Worden astronaut grant program in cooperation with the Kalman International Foundation, gave us a closer look at the latest developments in the space sector. Space sciences and related applications, including, but not limited to, the strategies of advanced and emerging space agencies for the coming period, future missions to return to the moon and to Mars, in addition to renewable ways to educate children, youth and young people in this vital and important field.
She added that participating in such events, especially for students, would contribute to defining their future directions within their scientific and practical career in line with the development taking place in the world. She thanked the Kalman International Foundation and the National Space Science Authority for providing this unique opportunity for students to engage in the world of space. .
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