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KACST, NASA sign deal for collaboration in lunar and asteroid science research

KACST, NASA sign deal for collaboration in lunar and asteroid science research
17 Dec
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Riyadh - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and NASA Lunar Science Institute have signed a joint statement that allows for collaboration in lunar and asteroid science research.
The partnership recognizes the Saudi Lunar and Near-Earth Object Science Center as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
“This collaboration is within the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding on Science and Technology signed between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America last year and later ratified by the Council of Ministers,” said Dr. Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Saud, Vice President for Research Institutes, KACST.
He added that the international interest in lunar science and, more recently, near Earth objects led to the establishment of the Saudi Lunar and Near Earth Object Science Center as a focal point for lunar science and NEO (Near Earth Objects) studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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