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UAE Space Agency to sponsor 20 Emirati students for space camp

Attendees will be educated on the first Emirati astronaut's trip to the International Space Station, scheduled for September 25.
Credits: Compass International.

The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) has announced that it will be sponsoring 20 Emirati children for a space camp that is being conducted by Compass International.

Attendees will be educated on Hazza Al Mansoori’s – the Emirati astronaut – trip to the International Space Station.

Several other major space projects are also nearing, such as the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), which is set to take off in one year.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) held an EMM Science Week this month, where youngsters were educated on the mission.

Reportedly this is the second edition of the Space and Rocketry Academy (SARA UAE) summer camp which will be held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Reportedly, the students at the camp will learn about the mission and science of the first ever Emirati astronaut and the Nanorocks Dream Up project.

“We have new engineering and structural space challenges for our students this year. We are thankful to the UAE Space Agency for their constant support in inculcating a scientific temperament among the youth of the UAE. We are elated to say that the UAESA has sponsored the Abu Dhabi camp this year and has supported our efforts in all possible ways,” Lissy Donald, Managing Director of Compass International, told UAE daily Khaleej Times.

The Abu Dhabi space camp will take place at the Virginia International School from July 7 to July 11. The Dubai edition will be held at Al Khaleej National School from July 21 to July 25. The cost is Dh2,100 per head.

The Space Agency has organised the Space Robotics advanced boot camp, where children can learn more about artificial intelligence, coding, 3D printing and robotics for space from July 14 to July 25. They also have the AstroBio camp from July 7 to July 11, where kids can learn about the biochemistry of space.