SPACE 2101: Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow to Re-imagine and Re-engineer the Future

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Nine Misk Schools students were selected to join over 200 gifted peers from across Saudi Arabia to take part in KAUST’s highly-anticipated SPACE 2101 event – the Kingdom’s first ever Space Camp for Saudi youth.

During the five-day residential, students had the privilege of meeting and working with astronauts from both SpaceX and NASA, as well as HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's and the Arab world’s first astronaut.

The Camp focused on building STEM skills in coding and 3D design, as well as on leadership, teamwork and public speaking competencies. It included a team challenge that tested their creativity and problem-solving abilities – to design a liveable habitat on the red planet, Mars.

Not only were students able to learn from experts in the field, but they also had the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of space exploration, including the challenges and opportunities that come with living beyond our planet.

Mohsen Saleh, Assistant Principal Misk Upper Primary School, Boys said: “This was a tremendous experience for the boys. They returned to school with a renewed sense of purpose and eagerness to explore the endless possibilities for the future of space exploration.”