Saudi Space Commission is organising a manned spaceflight programme where Saudi astronauts are expected to carry out their scientific experiments, according to a report by Saudi Gazette
The commission clarified that the programme includes 14 Saudi space experiments; six of them will be in the brain and nervous system, while four will be in immune cells.
Three of the experiments will be for educational and awareness-raising purposes in the microgravity environment, and one experiment will be in cloud seeding. The programme is intended to explore and develop these sectors.
The programme is part of the commission’s efforts to build a strong, local human capital that can be an essential resource for the national space industry and enhance the Kingdom’s international standing in the sector.