On the sidelines of his participation in the Paris Air Show, Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, discussed in a special meeting a proposal to cooperate with the Kallman International Foundation to arrange for the participation of students of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the space camp held annually in the United States of America.
On this occasion, the Minister said: “Today, we discussed ways to implement the proposal to cooperate with senior officials of the Kallman Foundation, which is an important step in achieving the objectives of the National Space Science Agency by spreading awareness of the importance of space, its sciences and its various applications, and it is an opportunity for selected students in cooperation with the concerned authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain to learn more about how to prepare for space flights and the mechanisms for selecting astronauts, in addition to simulating living conditions on the International Station.”
The Minister concluded his statement by introducing the partnership to the Kallman International Foundation, especially Mr. Tom Kallman, Chairman and CEO of the Foundation, and praised the efforts of the concerned in the National Space Science Agency to coordinate to discuss the cooperation proposal.
For his part, Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al-Aseeri said: “The cooperation with the Kallman Foundation will allow students of the Kingdom of Bahrain to participate for the first time in this annual event, which attracts students from different countries of the world, and those interested in space and its sciences. This participation will enhance interest in STEM education at the national level and in a way that supports the national trend in this aspect, highlighting the name of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the international level, and demonstrating its endeavors to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development and prosperity for its people, in line with Vision 2030.”
Dr Al Aseeri added, “The National Space Science Agency (NSSA) is dedicated to the advancement of space sciences and the education of Bahrain’s youth, hence NSSA’s involvement in the Endeavour Scholarship Program is a sincere attempt to encourage young people to pursue careers as engineers and explorers in the space field.