RIYADH (Rahnuma): The Space Discovery event was inaugurated in Riyadh on Thursday as part of the most significant entertainment season in the Kingdom. Visitors will have a unique space experience, and discover many high-resolution space models of astronauts, spacesuits, and spacecraft, as well as more than 300 historical pieces from NASA.
It is scheduled to continue for a week until Thursday, Oct. 31. The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. until midnight, and tickets are available online and on the gate for SR40 ($10.66).
The exhibition includes original and replica spacecraft and spacesuits used in different human space expeditions, most importantly the Apollo manned mission to the moon.
There is also an interactive section for visitors to experience what it is like to be in space. One corner in the exhibition is also dedicated to Prince Sultan bin Salman’s mission into space on the US STS-51-G Space Shuttle in 1985.Prince Sultan was the first Arab and Muslim to travel into space, helping to deploy a satellite for the Arab Satellite Communications Organization with NASA, where he spent seven days in orbit.