Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — Saudi astronauts Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni shared their distinctive and fabulous area journey experiences with gifted Saudi female and male college students. Mariam Fardous and Ali Al-Ghamdi, who have been the back-up crew on the area mission of Barnawi and Al-Qarni additionally joined them throughout their viewers with gifted college students at Mawhiba headquarters in Riyadh on Monday. Barnawi, the primary Saudi and Arab lady astronaut, and Al-Qarni spent eight days on the Worldwide House Station final Could.
About 250 college students of King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Basis for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) attended the occasion whereas one other 6,000 college students from quite a lot of faculties in Riyadh attended the occasion nearly. The Mawhiba organized the occasion in partnership with the Saudi House Company.
The interactive session was carried out with the target of enhancing consciousness of the area sector among the many new technology, in addition to to strengthen relations between future and present scientists, and open new horizons for the way forward for area exploration within the Kingdom for gifted college students.
The astronauts spoke in regards to the sensible educational tracks that led to their pioneering roles ever since their schooldays till their affiliation with the Saudi House Company. They shared the highlights of their skilled scientific journey and experiences throughout their area voyage. The astronauts recounted the story of their battle in pursuit of excellence in life with their ardour to scale ladders in area science.
The astronauts shared all their experiences, together with their coaching, and the transformations they skilled of their skilled life, from army, medical, and laboratory research to area. Barnawi and Al-Qarni spoke in regards to the 14 scientific experiments that they carried out throughout their area voyage, which contributed to development in scientific analysis in all its specializations, and had a optimistic impression on the event of many applications and analysis to learn humanity. Additionally they defined essentially the most distinguished moments and actions within the journey. This journey confirms the Kingdom’s critical directives in the direction of benefiting from this sector in all its fields, as it’s a large future sector wherein international visions intersect in the direction of sustainability, know-how and scientific analysis, they identified.
Talking on the event, Mawhiba Secretary Common Dr. Amal Al-Hazzaa mentioned that Saudi Arabia has lengthy aspired to create a technology of scientists and artistic leaders able to bringing about change and progress, and to compete with the world within the discipline of astronomy and area. “The Kingdom has achieved its dream by sending the gifted scientists into area and so they created added worth to the financial system and improvement for the prosperity of humanity, strengthened the Kingdom’s worldwide competitiveness within the promising area sector, and explored its secrets and techniques from the angle of science and humanity,” she mentioned.
The assembly of the gifted college students with the astronauts was an extension of the earlier scientific experiments wherein the scholars participated, which centered on the experiment of the unfold of liquid colours, specializing in fluid mechanics; the area kite experiment, specializing in aerodynamics; and the experiment with warmth switch patterns, specializing in the strategies of warmth switch.
The experiments witnessed instantaneous and direct interplay between the astronauts and the scholars whereas conducting the experiments, by means of direct communication between the 2 sides. The scholars had the chance to ask the astronauts questions relating to the experiments, and to match the outcomes of their experiments on Earth with these carried out by the Saudi area crew aboard the Worldwide House Station.
It’s noteworthy that Mawhiba identifies gifted college students yearly by means of the Nationwide Gifted Identification Program, after which varied care applications are supplied to hone their abilities and improve their expertise and skills.