‘Space Technology for Bahrain’ Symposium
Bahrain Polytechnic in partnership with the National Space Science Agency (NSSA) organized and hosted the first Space Technology Symposium, which took place on Sunday 11th and Monday 12th November 2018 at Bahrain Polytechnic Campus – Isa town.
The event was under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and featured several sessions in the theme of nanosatellites, space technologies, and micro-satellite projects, capacity building in space and the possibility of benefiting from international projects in this field.
In the closing of the event, former NASA Astronaut Alfred M. Worden – a member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 9 flight and as backup command module pilot for the Apollo 12 flight – delivered keynote about his incredible journey in space and gave his unique views on space travel, and the possibility of alien life.
A number of ministers and local government bodies participated in the event along with local, regional, and international experts, professionals and academics in space technology and various sciences and senior officials from the public and private sectors.
The symposium helped strengthen partnership between the two entities (the National Space Science Agency and Bahrain Polytechnic), introduced space technologies and their role in national development and aimed to encourage institutions to invest and contribute in this rapidly growing field.
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