ABU DHABI // Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin gave a talk to students at the UAE Space Agency on Sunday.
Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, was in the country to discuss the UAE’s advancements in space science, technology, education and exploration.
During his visit, he met pupils, including the winner of Genes in Space, Alia Al Mansoori, a competition hosted by The National.
The 14-year-old Emirati won the competition for her proposal to study how exposure to space affects the health of live organisms at cellular level.
Alia said she was inspired by Aldrin’s anecdotes and thrilled to hear about his career as a Nasa astronaut.
Aldrin also met Dr Khalifa Al Romaithi, Chairman of UAE Space Agency, and senior officials to discuss cooperation and collaborations in space science.