Aldrin with UAE Space Agency officials and others.
Astronaut Aldrin visits UAE Space Agency
ABU DHABI, March 6, 2017
The UAE Space Agency welcomed famed astronaut and space icon Buzz Aldrin at its headquarters on Sunday.
Aldrin met with Dr Khalifa Al Romaithi, chairman of the UAE Space Agency; Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, director general of the UAE Space Agency; and senior agency officials to discuss cooperation and collaboration in the fields of space science, technology, education and exploration, a statement said.
During his time at the UAE Space Agency, Aldrin also met with students including the recent winner of the UAE’s Genes in Space competition, organised by the UAE Space Agency in partnership with The National and Boeing.
Alia Al Mansoori, the 14-year-old Emirati winner from Al Mawakeb School Al Barsha in Dubai, was inspired by Aldrin’s anecdotes and was thrilled to hear about his career as a Nasa astronaut, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service