Rabat - A Moroccan team arrives to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
Rabat – A Moroccan team arrives to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
On August 6, a team of six Moroccan teens headed to Huntsville, Alabama after winning the “Space Race” scholarship through online votes and face to face interviews.
The United States Embassy in Rabat, organizer and sponsor of the event, posted on its Facebook page, on August 6, a photo of the group of six with the caption “The Moroccan team is all set for their trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Stay tuned to follow their adventure as they experience the life of an astronaut.”
The Moroccan Scientific Community, another sponsor of the event, posted a photo of the team along with Hassan Boughad, technology director at the Moroccan Scientific Community, on board of the flight.
“All participants cost will be paid by the U.S. state department” stated “Space to Race” on their official website.
As stated by the U.S. embassy in Rabat, the schedule for the first week includes hands-on drills and learning about the requirements for astronauts, engineers and technologists.
Atika Loualidi is one of the finalists. She thanked her supporter through a Facebook post saying “I want to thank all those whose precious votes and friendly encouragements have supported me in this way, thus guaranteeing me a place among the winners! Thank you for your touching and inspirational messages, thank you for your patience, and thank you for your trust!”
Manal Saoui, Hafsa Boannini, Soumaya Bennani, Salim Houssaini and Mariam Ouarti are this year’s remaining winners.