Saqr Gives Academy’s Shield to Italian Astronaut

By: Wafaa Fayez

CAIRO, Apr. 11 (SEE)- The President of the Academy of Scientific Research, Dr. Mahmoud Saqr gave the Academy’s shield to the famous Italian astronaut “Paolo Nespoli” during the sidelines of the third session of the Scientific Salon of the Academy, which was held at the Peace Theater in the presence of a number of schools and university students and those interested in space science.

A number of children gathered on the platform around the astronaut, handing him roses, and took many photos with Nespoli.

Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research, said that his meeting with space pioneer Paolo Nespoli is an opportunity that will not be repeated very much, adding that he has achieved a dream for 30 years on the ground of the Academy of Scientific Research.

Saqr thanked the astronaut for his presence in Egypt and presented this presentation to the Egyptian youth and opened the exciting space for the Egyptian youth who are keen on this field, praising Egyptian-Italian cooperation in the field of education and scientific research.

The conference deals with the experience of Nespoli in space travel and trips that exceeded 313 days, where Paolo traveled on three missions and one of the most important astronauts of the European Space Agency experience.

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