Young Space Activities Overview in Afghanistan
In the past three decades of war, very little was done for promoting space in Afghanistan, a sad fact for all sectors of our society. This situation has started to change when SGAC organised one of the first space-related activities in Afghanistan for youth in 2007 in Kabul. This events attracted a crowd of more than 200 young people and teachers. During this event a short space movie was shown, and a talk about the history of space exploration was given by the SGAC’s NPoC. This was followed by the first-ever water rocket competition – a great success altogether. Subsequently, SGAC members have started to celebrate World Space Week and participate in regional and international space activities, despite the local challenges. We hope you join us!
Country-Specific Events in 2013
World Space Week (4-10 October): We are going to celebrate the 2013 World Space Week (WSW) in cooperation with the WSW National Coordinator for Afghanistan (Ahmad S. Hakimyar). This year, we are expecting a larger audience. Invitations will be sent to academics and governmental officials working in space-related field. More details e.g. venue, specific date/time, will follow as the event approaches.
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Afghanistan
International Astonautical Federation (IAF)
First Afghan Cosmonaut (Astronaut) in Space
Awarded with an IAF Youth Grant, SGAC NPoC represented Afghanistan for the first time in IAC (International Astronautical Congress) held in Czech Republic, 2010: http://www.iafastro.com/index.html?title=Ahmad_Shah_Hakimyar