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TUESDAY, January 31, 2023
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Nasa to boost space mission in Thailand next year

Nasa to boost space mission in Thailand next year

WEDNESDAY, December 07, 2022

Thailand is tapping Nasa expertise to set up its northern “space lab” in Chiang Rai province.

A Nasa delegation has been invited to visit the Space Technology Laboratory at Wiangpapao Technical College on January 25 to exchange knowledge on the development of space affairs.

The knowledge exchange was agreed at a videoconference meeting between Nasa officials and the House committee on communications, telecoms and digital economy and society,its vice chair Settapong Malisuwan said on Tuesday.

Nasa to boost space mission in Thailand next year

Discussion during the meeting covered US-Thailand cooperation on space technology, climate change, global warming and natural crises, Settapong said. Nasa is interested in these problems because they impact the whole globe, he added.

Nasa to boost space mission in Thailand next year

Cooperation with Nasa would also help Thailand in surveying, analysing, and forecasting the weather, he said. Accurate weather forecasts are seen as vital to boosting agriculture and combating impacts of the seasonal drought-flood cycle in Thailand.

Nasa to boost space mission in Thailand next year

The space technologies developed with Nasa would help Thailand solve crises, conserve natural resources, and plan agricultural output for the next 5-10 years, Settapong said.

Nasa to boost space mission in Thailand next year

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