MOSCOW, February 13. /TASS/. Russia and Saudi Arabia are due to draw up a program of bilateral cooperation in the space industry, Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, wrote in his Twitter post on Wednesday.
"Along with His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who chaired Saudi Arabia’s Space Agency at the end of last year, we have decided to draw up a program of bilateral cooperation in space," Rogozin tweeted recalling that the prince had flown in orbit earlier.
In late December 2018, Saudi Arabia set up a space agency headed by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The 62-year-old grandson of the kingdom’s founder was a military pilot and became not only the first Saudi national to fly in space, but also the first Arab astronaut. He was on a US shuttle mission in 1985 as a payload specialist.