At the invitation of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, the National Space Science Agency participated in the World Space Week, and was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al-Aseeri, who participated in all the main axes of this year’s approved program of events.
Commenting on his participation in World Space Week, Dr. Al-Aseeri said: “World Space Week 2022 carried the slogan ‘Space and Sustainability’, underscoring the important contributions of the space sector to achieving a better future for humanity while ensuring that space activities are conducted in a sustainable manner. The Kingdom of Bahrain reacted to this occasion through the implementation of a series of activities and the publication of an awareness documentary film explaining the Agency’s contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in addition to the publication of educational articles and the implementation of a number of meetings in various media. The beginning of October also saw the implementation of the NASA Space Challenge Hackathon, which was organized by NASA for the fifth consecutive year, and this year was marked by the successful collaboration with Bahrain Polytechnic and the Bahrain Society of Engineers to shed more light on the importance of this international event.”
Al-Aseeri added: “The Agency has participated in all the axes of the World Space Week program in order to represent the Kingdom of Bahrain, and to highlight the civilizational role of the Agency in all fields and its contributions in supporting all national efforts to make the most of space science and technology and harness them to serve the country and the citizen to achieve Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.”
World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology and their contribution to improving human living on the planet. World Space Week aims to provide a unique impact on space awareness and education, educate communities around the world about the benefits they receive from space, encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development, demonstrate public support for space programs, spark the interest of youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and promote international cooperation in space awareness and education.
During World Space Week, space agencies, space companies, schools, universities, museums and astronomy clubs around the world organize space education and awareness events.