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Event ID:  75610
Contact Name:  Imam Al-Sakhawi School
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Contact Phone:  0125420087
Organization:  Mecca Education Administration
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Dates:  4th October 2023 to 10th October 2023
Physical Event:  No
Type:  Other
Start/End Type:  Both Starts and Ends During WSW
Country:  Saudi Arabia
Event Name:  The Kingdom, Space and Vision 2030
Event Description:  The first Arabian Astronaut Saudi Arabia has achievements that have contributed to space exploration and its development, starting from the ascent of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab astronaut and the first Muslim astronaut, to space in the year 1986 AD. Entrepreneurship and Space Saudi Arabia has achieved significant milestones in space exploration, making it a source of national pride. Since the ascent of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab astronaut and the first Muslim astronaut, to space in 1986, the Kingdom has been actively involved in space endeavors. These achievements have had both local and international significance, marking a technological and digital transformation in Saudi Arabia's journey to space. Through its astronaut program, Saudi Arabia aims to empower exceptional and talented citizens, enabling them to compete on both local and global stages. This involves developing and supporting their talents financially and morally, providing everything they need for their space missions. Abdulmohsen Hamad Al-Bassam, a retired officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force and former astronaut specialist, has played a significant role in this endeavor, working as a reserve mission specialist and spacecraft commander. Ali Al-Qarni and Rayanah Barnawi, who were selected as part of the AX-2 space mission by the Saudi Space Commission in February 2023, represent Saudi Arabia's continued success in space exploration. Ali Al-Qarni is a Saudi astronaut, and Rayanah Barnawi is the first Saudi woman to venture into space. Saudi Arabia's accomplishments in space are a source of pride, with the country producing the first Muslim astronaut and the first Arab Muslim female astronaut. These space missions have left a lasting scientific impact on the world and continue to inspire future generations. The Kingdom's achievements in space reflect years of dedicated efforts. Sending the first Saudi woman and Saudi man to the International Space Station is a testament to these efforts, enhancing Saudi Arabia's global standing in space exploration and manned missions. The recent space missions by Rayanah Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni aim to: 1. Build national capabilities in manned space missions. 2. Capitalize on promising opportunities in the global space sector. 3. Contribute to scientific research benefiting humanity in various priority areas, such as health, sustainability, and space technology. 4. These missions launch from the United States to the International Space Station and include training for other astronauts, Maryam Ferdous and Ali Al-Ghamdi. The "KONAK" program is one of Saudi Arabia's achievements in the field of space, providing rich information related to space sciences in a modern and engaging manner. It aims to: 1. Promote space culture among various segments of society within and outside the Kingdom. 2. Foster more enjoyable youth discussions and dialogues in the field of space sciences. The Kingdom's program for space pioneers, launched by the Saudi Space Commission in September 2022, aims to: 1. Train experienced Saudi cadres for long and short-duration space missions. 2. Participate in international scientific experiments, research, and future space missions. 3. Capitalize on promising opportunities in the global space sector. 4. Contribute to research that serves humanity. Manned space missions are a measure of a country's excellence and competitiveness globally in various fields. Saudi Arabia's achievements in space include: 1. Launching thirteen satellites for outer space. 2. Actively participating in the Chang'e 4 lunar exploration mission in collaboration with China. 3. Providing advanced remote sensing services. 4. Launching an advanced space system focused on monitoring commercial ships and tracking their movements using satellites, covering around thirty thousand ships worldwide. 5. Launching two new reconnaissance satellites as part of strategic localization of technologies in the Kingdom. 6. In May 2020, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs recognized the Saudi Space Commission as Saudi Arabia's official representative in the organization and displayed its logo on its official website.
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