RIYADH: A delegation headed by Chairman of the Saudi Space Commission Abdullah Al-Swaha visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during an official visit to the US, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
Al-Swaha arrived at the US space agency, where he was received by Assistant Director of the Kennedy Space Center Burton Summerfield, to discuss investment opportunities in establishing and managing space ports.
His visit to the US is to strengthen joint relations and exchange the best global expertise and practices in space exploration, technology and related industries, a statement said.
The visit also aims to discuss ways to enhance innovation and pioneering projects, and transfer and localize advanced technologies in the space sector.
The Saudi minister was briefed on NASA’S efforts and activities in space exploration and the current missions.
Al-Swaha was accompanied by Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, CEO of the Saudi Space Authority, and President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Dr. Mounir El-Desouky.