University of Nairobi Students To Fly World Leaders To Space In A Historic Mission
Students from the University of Nairobi (UoN) are now a part of a historic space mission that targets world leaders, including wealthy billionaires.
Namira Salim, a Dubai-based diplomat, is working with her non-profit organization, Space Trust, to send a peace mission to space.
She told the press that the Peace Satellite Project (PSP) mission will use the Nanosatellite Platform for the University of Nairobi (NaSPUoN), which is currently a 1U (bench model) CubeSat.
Salim went on to say that she is trying to get world leaders into space so that they can hold a summit there, based on her own experience.
“Space can be a sustainable tool for peacemaking on Earth. The rationale is space is opening to all sectors, so why not open it to politicians and world leaders to create a paradigm shift in their minds because that is from where they can see a world beyond political boundaries.
“This has always inspired astronauts over the ages, so that whoever goes to space comes back thinking about peace on Earth and how we shouldn’t have wars and we all should be united. With the commercialisation of space, the first step is to engage world leaders and make them participate in this initiative and make space a place of peace through this mission called the (ZeroGravity) 0G Peace Mission 2030 (0G2030),” she told Khaleej Times, a UAE publication.
She went on to say that for the time being, they are focusing on getting peace messages from world leaders into orbit and broadcasting them around the world.
In the program, UoN collaborates with the University of Arizona. The institution based in the United States will design the antenna that will broadcast the peace messages and provide ground system support for its operation.
Salim noted that it’s a student-led initiative with two payloads. The primary payload will be peace messages, with two additional payloads from each university, which will be student payloads.
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“Everything is done through a curriculum development programme based on STEM education and capacity building. I would also invite universities in the UAE to come forward and learn from our experiences and our online workshops,” added Salim.