RIYADH: Saudi astronauts Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni contacted a group of students in Riyadh using amateur radio frequencies from the International Space Station.
The initiative was coordinated with the Saudi Space Commission, the Ministry of Education and the Communications, and the Communications, Space and Technology Commission. It aims to engage students in science and inspire curiosity about space technologies.
The students interacted with Barnawi and Al-Qarni, with the two answering questions about living in space and the daily routine at the International Space Station, and sharing their feelings about their journey.
During their stay in space, the astronauts aim to conduct 20 research projects. Among them are 14 projects developed by Saudi scientists, covering areas such as human physiology, cell biology and technology.