Egyptian Space Agency has joined the Moon Village Association (MVA) to further participate in the development of various projects aimed at exploring the moon.
Egypt is active in the MVA Participation of Emerging Space Countries (PESC) project, which aims at developing a national road map for Egypt to participate in lunar exploration.
Dr M. El Koosy, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency, said: “Egypt is keen to join MVA as it is one of the leading and unique organisations in the world that act as a platform to foster cooperation between nations, seeking peaceful moon exploration and settlement. Cooperating with MVA will allow the Agency to acquire more visibility and inform the world of our lunar activities. Going to the moon is not an easy task, we have to be part of a global program like the Moon Village to explore the Moon. Egypt is keen to be part of this unique humankind endeavour. We are now shaping the future for the next generations.”
Dr Giuseppe Reibaldi, President of MVA, added: “A major MVA goal is to foster the involvement of Emerging Space countries in the Moon Village. Considering that Africa should be an important stakeholder in the Moon Exploration and Settlement, joining Egyptian Space Agency is an important step. We hope that the implementation of this activity will engage Egypt and, later on, other African countries, in concrete Moon related projects to share the benefits. Egypt and Africa, in general, have a lot of skills and potentiality and we need to tap them.”