The Vice President of the Supreme Space Council and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission, Eng. Abdullah Bin Amer Al-Swaha, has extended sincere congratulations to Saudi Arabia’s leadership on the arrival of Saudi astronauts Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Alqarni to the International Space Station (ISS).
Al-Swaha congratulates the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and President of the Supreme Space Council, on this momentous occasion.
He applauds the historic arrival of Al-Qarni and Barnawi as the first Saudi, Arab, and Muslim astronauts to reach the ISS. As part of the crew of the Ax-2 mission, they will conduct 14 groundbreaking scientific research experiments that will serve humanity.
Al-Swaha emphasizes that this achievement and the subsequent opportunities are the results of the unwavering support provided to the Saudi Space Commission and the Kingdom’s astronaut program by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He highlights that this significant step aligns with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, empowering the Kingdom to embark on a new scientific exploration and contributions era.
These contributions will elevate the Kingdom’s position in the global race for space and its technologies, solidifying its presence among nations investing in space sciences.
Al-Swaha said he also prays to Almighty Allah for the safe return of the astronauts with the results of the scientific and pioneering experiments they accomplished to serve humanity, protect the planet and shape new horizons.
Source: Saudi Press Agency