PHOTOS - BRIEF SUMMARY
It was my pleasure meeting Col. Alfred Merrill "Al" Worden - American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. One of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, he orbited it 74 times in the Command Module Endeavour. 🛰️
During Apollo 15's return flight to Earth, Worden performed an extravehicular activity to retrieve film cassettes from the exterior of the spacecraft, the command and service module. It was the first "deep space" EVA in history, at great distance from any planetary body. As of 2019, it remains one of only three such EVAs which have taken place, all during the NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apollo program's J-missions.
It was my pleasure meeting Mr. Jean-Yves Le Gall - President of the Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), the French Space Agency. He is also Chair of the Council of the European Space Agency - ESA and President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). At the Space Pavilion (Tech Talk) Conference organised by UAE Space Agency at the Dubai Airshow 2019 Site.
Along with Ms. Shelli Brunswick - Chief Operating Officer of Space Foundation, and Mr. Allen Herbert - Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at Nanoracks LLC. At the Space Pavilion & Women in Space (Tech Talk) Conference organised by UAE Space Agency at the Dubai Airshow 2019 Site.
It was my pleasure meeting Ms. Maria Cristina Falvella - Head (Deputy Director) of ASI Strategies and Industrial Policy at the Italian Space Agency. At the 22nd Humans in Space Symposium (HIS) - organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (@mbrspacecentre) in Dubai, UAE from November 11th - 14th 2019.
It is my pleasure to be able to address today at the 22nd Humans in Space Symposium (HIS) - organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai, UAE from November 11th - 14th 2019.
This conference aims to continue to provide a forum for discussion about fundamental and timely issues and trends as well as for developing collaborations through the exchange of research results and ideas in the field of space life sciences.
Along with Dr. Narayanan Ramachandran (Pro Vice Chancellor of Amity University Dubai) during the 2019 Convocation at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE.
Invited Speaker at the Alleem Business Congress (5th Annual Water & Energy Congress) on 11th February 2020 Tuesday at Radisson Blu Hotel, Sharjah, UAE. My talk was on the topic "In the Future, Will People Have Enough Water and Energy to Live?"
And, received a token of appreciation from Dr. Rashid Alleem - Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) & Founder of Alleem Knowledge Center.
Appointed as the “SPACE EDUCATION - GOODWILL AMBASSADOR” for National Endeavour for Student Transformation (NEST) – An Initiative by The Akshaya Patra Foundation on 1st January 2020, they aspire to provide access to quality education. (Akshaya Patra is an Indian NGO that runs the world’s largest Mid-Day Meal Programme. Till now they have served over 3 Billion Meals).
It was my pleasure meeting Dr. Natalia Archinard - the newly appointed Chairwomen of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations COPUOS, and the Deputy Head of Education, Science, and Space Section at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - during the welcome reception organised by the Ambassador Wolfgang Amadeus Brulhart - the Permanent Representative of the OSCE, the United Nations, and the other International organisations in Vienna, Austria. 🛰
Along with Simonetta Di Pippo an Italian astrophysicist and the current Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), at the 57th session of the United Nations COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee at the Vienna International Center (VIC) in Vienna, Austria 🛰
Along with Ambassador. Wolfgang Amaddus Brulhart - Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna. During the VIP Reception organised by the House of Switzerland in Multilateral Vienna.
Along with Dr. Jean-Michel Contant - Secretary General of the International Academy of Aeronautics (IAA) during the 57th session of the UN COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee at the Vienna International Center, Austria 🚀
Having dinner with the Swiss Ambassador in Vienna! Cannot be more fancy than this! - In the picture, the WG Global Health, @swiss, @unitednations, and @spacegeneration delegation during the reception organised by H.E. Ambassador Wolfgang Amadeus Brulhart at the House of Switzerland @HofSwitzerland in Multilateral Vienna, Austria.
Along with ISRO - Indian delegation lead by Shri P. Kunhikrishnan, Distinguished Scientist of ISRO and Director of U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) at the 57th session of the United Nations COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee at the Vienna International Center (VIC) in Vienna, Austria 🚀
Along with Mr. Stephan Klement, EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna, Austria. During the EU UN 40 years together in Vienna reception organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) at the Urania Observatory in Vienna, Austria.
Along with the Japanese Delegation: Mr. Taichi Yamazaki - President & CEO of Astrax and International Space Services, Inc. At the 57th session of the UN COPUOS in Vienna International Center, Austria.
#SGAC delegation during the reception organised by the Ambassador. Wolfgang Amadeus Brulhart at the House of Switzerland in Multilateral Vienna. The night was topped off with wonderful Swiss Raclette and Wine as well as table games and discussion on #Space and #globalhealth
Representing Space Generation Advisory Council as a National Point of Contact (NPoC) for UAE at the 57th session of the United Nations COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria 🚀
It was my pleasure meeting Dr. Danielle Wood - Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Director of @space_enabled research group at @MIT . During the 57th session of the United Nations @UN @UNOOSA COPUOS in Vienna, Austria 🛰
Honored to receive the "RESEARCH INNOVATION AWARD" from Alleem Business Congress (5th Annual Water & Energy Congress Week) which was held at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah, UAE on 12th February 2020. And, received a token of appreciation from H.E. Dr. Rashid Alleem - Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) & Founder of Alleem Knowledge Center. 😀
Members of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and International Space University (ISU) alumni organized a special gathering in Vienna, Austria on 7 February 2020, at the margin of the United Nations COPUOS @UNOOSA meetings. (Photo Credit: @ISUnet).
1st Person from the UAE to be Nominated and Awarded the “24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award 2020” by The Mars Generation, USA in collaboration with Aerojet Rocketdyne (American rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer), USA. Link: https://www.themarsgeneration.org/press-release-the-mars-generation-announces-24-under-24-leaders-and-innovators-in-steam-and-space-award-winners-for-2020/
Youngest person from the UAE, Middle East, and Asia region to be awarded and included in the 2020 “20 under 35 - Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)” USA list of young professionals and entrepreneurs in space and satellite industry who are expected to have a profound impact on our industry in the future.
1st Indian to be awarded the "Pioneer Award 2021" from Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC - United Nations Programme on Space Applications), Vienna, Austria (selected from 15,000+ members in over 150 countries).
Had a wonderful interview with Khaleej Times on the success of the UAE @hopemarsmission Satellite orbit insertion and its impact on the global Scientific community/Youth. 🚀
Along with Dr. Wael Bazzi (Professor & Dean - School of Engineering at American University in Dubai), Khaleej Times representatives - Mr. Abhishek Sengypta, and Ms. Nandini Sircar.
This was a great session, really enjoyed taking part in Space Cafe UAE episode on 19 April 2021. Thank you, Abdulla A. Wasel, ACIArb - Managing Associate of Wasel & Wasel, and Torsten Kriening - Founder & Publisher of SpaceWatch.Global for the opportunity to contribute and interviewing me. Final article and the recorded video will be coming out soon. 🚀