Win the race to space at this awesome astronaut-themed battle

Prizes include an all-expense paid trip to Florida, USA

Space, Astronaut, Things to do, Du forum, Yas island

If you dreamed about becoming an astronaut growing up, you’ll love this awesome event in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Test your skills and see if you have what it takes to win the race to space at the SatGames Obstacle Challenge at Du Forum on Yas Island.

The race mimics the launch journey of a satellite to space as teams of three members each battle to assemble a satellite model, mount it on a rocket, and launch the model to safely reach its orbit before their rivals.

The journey will involve racing through a series of exciting challenges, including passing through ramp slides, overcoming foam blocks, climbing walls, using tunnels and swinging from one end to the other using slingshots.

The fastest team to overcome all challenges while keeping the satellite model intact will win the race.

The prize includes an opportunity to visit John F. Kennedy Space Center as a part of a five days, all-expense paid trip to Florida.

While other prizes include a MacBook Air laptop and a Samsung S9 phone.

The awesome event is hosted by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company ‘Yahsat’, a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company.

SatGames is part of Yahsat’s bid to engage with the community and drive interest in the satellite and space technology sector.

The activity also celebrates the successful launch of the company’s third satellite Al Yah 3 earlier this year, which is providing  -speed internet to 19 countries in Africa.

Registration starts at 2.30 pm on Saturday and the first race starts at 4.00 pm, with each game lasting around 10 to 15 minutes.

All members of the community are invited to take part in the challenge and can register online through www.journeyofpride.com.

The event will also include additional games and food stalls will be also be available.

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