Genes in Space Contest Fires up UAE Students
Students across the country say that a competition to have their creations launched into space feels like a dream.
And that dream will become a reality for some, after Tuesday’s launch of The National Space Programme and its Genes in Space competition, which is offering high-school pupils an opportunity to travel to the United States to watch their winning DNA experiment journey to the International Space Station.
Upon its arrival, astronauts aboard the station will carry out the winning experiments in their unique microgravity environment.
“It’s an amazing idea,” said Fatima Al Kaabi, 14, a recipient of the Young Emirati Inventor Award, which was part of this year’s UAE Pioneers Initiative. “People my age are looking for big opportunities like this. You’re going to find many talented students.” Details