NASA veterans to share space knowledge to UAE youth

Retired NASA astronaut Don Thomas

Honeywell has announced that it will host engagement sessions with two space industry veterans at Think Science Connect 2017 taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) 18th to 20th April.

Retired NASA astronaut Don Thomas, who orbited Earth almost 700 times as a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle missions, will engage with students and teachers, and take questions alongside Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the US Space and Rocket Centre (USSRC) affiliated to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, USA.

Honeywell underlined that it has been a multiple Think Science sponsor and has been involved with a number of major space missions and satellite projects. The sessions are part of its efforts to help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists in the UAE.

The Think Science Connect 2017, which is spearheaded by Emirates Foundation, is a national programme that aims to empower Emiratis to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields.

According to Emirates Foundation, the programme endeavours to nurture a culture of scientific thinking whilst helping to grow the next generation of technology pioneers in the country. The fair will also provide the opportunity for hundreds of youth participating in the Think Science Competition to showcase their innovations to thousands of visitors, parents, investors, and stakeholders.

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