I toured the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences on January 21, 2017 as part of my role as an International Space and Science Ambassador Representing The Mars Generation in the United Arab Emirates. I was invited to the UAE as a guest of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to visit universities and schools, as well as to speak at their Project Space Forum on January 24 and 25, 2017.
I am honored to be representing The Mars Generation and working to build this relationship with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the people of the UAE. Spreading an excitement and passion for space and STEM education that transcends human-made borders is part of my personal mission and the mission of The Mars Generation. I look forward to continuing this work.
Below is a local news broadcast about my visit to the SCASS in Sharjah, UAE – translated from Arabic to English.
“Sharjah for Astronomy and Space Sciences Center today received Abigail Harrison young girl passionate known as «Astronaut Abby» which aspires to be the first astronaut put her feet on the Mars planet. Abigail is leading the initiative «The Mars Generation», designed to inspire young people and adults initiative on space, science, engineering, mathematics, and its importance for the future of humanity on Earth. The guest wandered in the center to see scientific exhibitions and different facilities with Mr. Ibrahim Aljarwan Deputy of Director.”