Los Angeles - SPA
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, paid a visit to Virgin Galactic Company and Mojave Air and Space Port in California, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.
Upon his arrival, he was received by the founder of Virgin Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson and the Chief Executive Officers of several Group's subsidiaries.
During the visit, Prince Mohammed was briefed on the progress achieved by Virgin Galactic and its plan to launch the first spacecraft to monitor Earth.
He also inspected latest advanced technologies in this regard.
Branson introduced the high-speed Hyperloop transportation system that connects cities and shortens distances, said SPA.
And for the first time, Virgin Galactic unveiled new and unique aircraft fuel compartments, in addition to a presentation on spacecraft that will enter commercial services.
The officials reviewed the areas of existing investment partnership, ways of developing them especially in space services, opportunities for deepening cooperation in modern technologies through research, manufacturing, and training Saudi youths, and transforming the Kingdom from a consumer to a producer of technology.
Prince Mohammed was accompanied on his visit by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador in Washington, and members of the official delegation traveling with the Crown Prince on his official trip to the United States.
Prior to arriving in Los Angeles, Prince Mohammed had paid a visit to Seattle.