New Saudi space program launched today to qualify the seasonal Saudi cadres for journeys to space set either on the long or short term, along with taking part in international scientific research programs related to the international space industry.
Saudi Arabia has launched an astronaut program with the first journey to space set for 2023 carrying the country’s first female and male astronauts, to be a remarkable incident. Accordingly, this will raise KSA’s global competitiveness rate in technological progress, scientific research, and innovation. During the coming months, KSA will launch a national space strategy with a detailed presentation about the Saudi space program to serve humanity.
Earlier it was reported, that the Kingdom plans to launch two astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, becoming the latest Gulf nation to strengthen ties with private US space companies.