In historic moments on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, specifically at 13:07 local time, the Kingdom of Bahrain successfully launched its first satellite “Light-1” in partnership with the sisterly United Arab Emirates. The nano-satellite is designed to monitor and study terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGRs) caused by thunderstorms and cumulus clouds. This feat, made possible by the Kingdom of Bahrain’s ongoing cooperation in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the sisterly United Arab Emirates, is a historic feat.
Today, the National Space Science Authority (NSSA) invites young people to participate in the celebration of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s historic step in the field of space by highlighting its luster and importance by preparing and implementing a short documentary film. Digital content makers, aspiring filmmakers, and innovative storytellers will be challenged to create a 2-3 minute video to educate and inspire.
The National Space Science Authority hopes that this national achievement will inspire young people to strive for excellence in advanced science and technology, as well as the fields of engineering, programming and future sciences.
The competition aims to highlight the Kingdom of Bahrain’s aspirations for space, and entries will be received until February 15, 2022.
For more details, please visit the NSSA.gov.bh website or contact us via Instagram @nssa_bh
Or contact the STEM partner of the National Space Science Authority, the Clever Play Foundation for Education and Training @clever.play.
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