On April 19 the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center was visited by the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, headed by Dr. Salah Khalid K. Al-Taleb, Director of the Space Strategy Department of the Saudi Space Committee.
The Saudi Space Committee was founded three months ago.
Chairman of the Board of Directors Crown Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the first Saudi cosmonaut.
He made his space flight according to the “Space Shuttle” program in 1985.
This is the first international visit of representatives of the Space Committee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
For the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a tour of the simulator base of the Center was organized, during which they familiarized themselves with the features of cosmonaut training for space flight.
For the guests were shown specialized simulators of the “Soyuz” spacecraft, the Russian segment of the International Space Station, the “Exit-2″ simulator and the CF-18 centrifuge.
In addition, representatives of the delegation studied the reconfigurable simulator of airplanes and helicopters and the model of the “MIR” space station at the Space Center.