UAE Space Agency Welcomes Buzz Aldrin

06 March 2017

The UAE Space Agency welcomed famed astronaut and space icon Buzz Aldrin at its headquarters on Sunday. Mr. Aldrin met with H.E. Dr. Khalifa Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, H.E. 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.

During his time at the UAE Space Agency, Mr. Aldrin also met with students including the recent winner of the UAE’s Genes in Space competition, organized 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 Mr. Aldrin’s anecdotes and thrilled to hear about his career as a NASA astronaut.