NASA chief visits Poland to discuss joint projects | Visa waiver for art festival in Belarus may renew pressure on Polish border | Warsaw fest celebrates cultural diversity | Yacht sinks in Bay of Gdańsk

(fot. Facebook/POLSA Polska Agencja Kosmiczna Polish Space Agency)

The head of the US space agency NASA has visited its Polish counterpart POLSA to discuss Poland’s role in America’s future space exploration projects, according to officials.

The NASA chief met with POLSA’s CEO and senior Polish space officials. Also present was the US ambassador to Poland. The meeting focused on “ways to deepen cooperation and Poland’s contribution to new American space exploration projects,” according to Polish officials. The NASA chief described Poland as “a valued partner and ally,” saying that Warsaw in 2021 joined NASA’s Artemis Accords, which now have 25 signatory countries, paving the way for Polish participation in the US exploration of the Moon and Mars, among other programmes.

Source – Polskie Radio

A visa waiver for people visiting Belarus for an art festival in July could serve as an entry point for migrants and thus renew pressure on the Polish border, a senior Polish security official has said.

„A potential new reason for attracting migrants from high-risk countries to Belarus could be the International Art Festival 'Slavonic Bazaar’ in Vitebsk,” a senior official at the Polish Prime Minister’s Office. Poland has built a 5.5-meter-high steel wall on a 186–kilometre stretch of the border with Belarus, as well as an “electronic barrier” made up of cameras and motion sensors on a 206-kilometer stretch of the Belarus border to combat illegal crossings.

Source – Polskie Radio

Warsaw’s Medical University is set to hold a cultural festival this week to celebrate its diverse student population.

The initiative led by international students at the Medical University of Warsaw, aims to provide an insight into a variety of cultures. This weekend at the Banacha campus in Poland’s capital, students from 18 countries will present their cultures through traditional foods, drinks, costumes, games and art. The university in Warsaw is home to students from 70 different countries.

Source – Polskie Radio

And finally, a yacht has sunk in windy conditions in the bay of Gdańsk near the mouth of the river Vistula yesterday.

Emergency services were engaged in the rescue of the four crew after distress flares were seen and the crew radioed a mayday signal. The incident happened at around 9.30 am. There were very strong winds reported in the area at the time of the incident. All 4 crew members were safely rescued.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a sunny day in a gentle breeze with temperatures of 17 degrees centigrade (62 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 5 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will remain sunny in a gentle breeze with temperatures of 20 degrees during the day and 6 degrees overnight.
That was the Radio Gdańsk English news and weather.

Martin Caren/aKa


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