Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will take part in the second edition of the Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The two-day Majlis will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
MBRSC’s participation includes a wide range of seminars. The Centre’s staff and engineers will present 11 lectures over two days on MBRSC’s programmes and projects, including how to select astronauts within the “UAE Astronaut Programme” , which is held under the umbrella of MBRSC, aims to train and prepare a team of Emirati astronauts and send them to space for various scientific missions.
The programmes to be discussed include “Mars 2117 project”, a 100-year plan to establish a human settlement on the Red Planet, the “Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe”, the first Arab project to discover other planets, and “KhalifaSat”, the first satellite developed 100% in the UAE by a team of highly qualified Emirati engineers ; set for launch on 29 October 2018.
MBRSC’s stand will allow visitors to taste foods that astronauts eat during their travels and see a model of KhalifaSat.
His Excellency Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC, “It is our pleasure to participate in the second edition of the Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, which will provide us with an opportunity to present MBRSC’s current and future projects. We count on our youth to lead the future of our nation. The Majlis is an ideal place that brings together current leaders with future leaders, who are being prepared in advance for their future roles and responsibilities. MBRSC’s team participating in the Majlis will provide basic concepts in space science to students, in a simple and interesting way, to encourage them to adopt a career path that meets their aspirations. This comes in line with our objectives to prepare future generations to participate in space sciences and future projects”.