Mawhiba Concludes Participation in Experiment Presented by Saudi Astronauts with Students

Monday 1444/11/9 - 2023/05/29
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Riyadh, May 29, 2023, SPA -- The King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) successfully concluded the scientific experiments conducted by Saudi astronauts Ali Alqarni and Rayyanah Barnawi at the International Space Station (ISS). These experiments were presented to students from public schools in partnership with the Saudi Space Commission (SSC) over three days. The initiative, known as the "microgravity environment" experiment, aimed to enhance students' awareness of space science and its various fields through qualitative enrichment and training programs.
Students from different regions of Saudi Arabia actively participated in the experiments, allowing them to learn about the ISS and engage in direct and immediate communication with the two Saudi astronauts as part of Saudi Arabia's astronaut program.
Throughout their mission, the astronauts provided valuable insights and answers to the student's inquiries. Additionally, they conducted three scientific experiments over the course of three days, contributing to scientific advancement and research across various disciplines. These experiments positively impacted the development of many programs and research projects that benefit humanity and provide information directly about the most prominent moments and activities related to space through wireless communication and high-capacity communication devices that ensure sound and image quality.
The objective of this mission is to foster national capabilities in manned space flights, ultimately serving humanity in sectors such as health, sustainability, and space technology.
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