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The Mechanical Engineering Division of the General Syndicate of Engineers, headed by Eng. Adel Darwish, organized its ninth symposium through the application of Zoom under the title “Introduction to Space Sciences”, under the patronage of Engineer Hani Dahi, Captain of Engineers. Dr. Ahmed Farag, a teacher in the Aviation Department of the Institute of Engineering and Aviation Technology, lectured. With the participation of a large number of university professors, engineers, interested persons, and students.
The symposium moderated by Engineer Mohamed Abdel-Majeed, Undersecretary of the Mechanical Division, lasted for more than two hours, and Dr. Ahmed Farag revealed the close announcement of the first Egyptian astronaut, noting that the preparation of astronauts goes through many stages and includes extended training for a long period.
Farag praised Egypt’s entry into the space field, stressing that it is a necessary field for all countries looking to achieve sustainable development. He said that the money that is spent on space exploration is not wasted. The single image that is taken from space to any place on planet Earth reveals the mysteries of this place. , Which saves huge money that would have been spent to achieve this purpose, and therefore the money that is spent in space projects is not wasted, but rather returned exponentially.
He confirmed that Egypt entered the world of space in 1998, when it launched the Nilesat satellite, and in 2007 witnessed the launch of the satellite Egypt Sat 1, then in 2014, with Egyptian-Russian cooperation, the satellite Egypt Sat 2 was launched, and in 2019 the satellite Egypt Sat A was launched.
Farag explained that Egypt’s launch of more than one satellite does not mean that the first satellite has failed in its mission, but rather that Egypt wants to cover new areas and sectors that are not covered by the first moon, as each satellite is designed to cover specific areas and sectors, and it cannot bypass them. .
He added: “Egypt’s progress in the field of space is necessary to achieve sustainable development, bridge the digital gap between rural and urban areas, and use the Internet on a large scale, which has had a great positive role in confronting Corona through telemedicine.”
Faraj pointed out that the global “Virgin Galactic” group, which specializes in space exploration, is adopting a huge project to make space travel available to all through tourism and medical trips, which will bring it a great income.
Farag praised the Engineers Syndicate and the Mechanics Division, and expressed his happiness for this opportunity to introduce the young engineers and students to an introduction to space.
Faraj pointed out that space is dark and very dark, and there are more dark spots, and the most of those dark spots or foci are called a black hole, which results from the fading of the star, which leads to an explosion that results in those black holes.
He reviewed a brief overview of the history of space, which began with the launch of the first satellite in 1957 by the Soviet Union. He pointed out that the first country to reach the moon with a spacecraft was the Soviet Union in 1959, then after that America with about 11 flights from 1969 to 1972, the last of which was Apollo 17.
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