Saudi Students Make History with Interaction with Astronauts Living in Space
A group of Saudi students had the opportunity to interact with two astronauts, Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Al Qarni, who are currently living in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
The astronauts used radio amateur frequencies to answer questions about their experiences and share their knowledge of space.
The interaction was organized by the Saudi Space Commission and aimed to inspire students' curiosity about space and future technologies.
It was made possible through the use of a call signal for the Kingdom, HZ0ISS, which operates through a transmission and reception connection in audio mode between a ground station and the ISS when it passes over the ground station.
The astronauts are also part of a scientific mission during which a total of 14 research experiments in a microgravity environment will be conducted, including human research, cell sciences, and cloud seeding experiments.