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November 5 – 11, 2012 / Vol 31, No 45 / Hawai`i Island, USA

2 Nov 2012, 20:36 UTC
November 5 – 11, 2012 / Vol 31, No 45 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Association of Space Explorers Holds Planetary Congress in Saudi Arabia
The 25th Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) is set for November 5-10 at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) under the Space and Aeronautics Technology Research Institute in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Held by the ASE every year, the week-long Congress serves as a forum where members interact professionally and develop ASE programs to generate communication on issues of common interest to the international space community, government agencies and the public. The ASE is an international nonprofit organization represented by over 375 space fliers from 35 countries, including Sultan bin Salman Al Saud. KACST is an ‘independent scientific organization’ with over 2,500 researchers and professionals on its staff. It leads 62 government agencies and over 190 national programs for the development of strategic technologies while also funding more than 400 independent research projects annually. Organized to coincide exactly with the ASE, the Saudi International Space and Aeronautics Technology Conference 2012 aims to bring together the unique experiences of astronauts and the work of leading experts in the field of astronautics. Also, Nov 11-13 will see the 2nd Saudi International Nanotechnology Conference with updates on ...

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