The Korea Aerospace Industries Association (KAIA) and the Korean Society for Aeronautical & Space Sciences (KSAS) jointly held the 2022 Aerospace Astronaut Forum held in JW Marriott Hotel in Seoul on January 14.
The event was attended by key figures from all walks of life, including Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon Seung-wook, to encourage astronauts' hard work.
Key officials from academia, and aerospace and relevant industries, including Chairman Ahn Hyun-ho of KAIA and Chairman Kim Jong-am of the KSAS, also attended.
Chairman Ahn, who hosted the event, said in a New Year's address, "We give comfort and encouragement to astronauts who have devoted themselves to the development of the aerospace industry," adding, "Our aerospace industry is expanding beyond Korea to overseas markets by exporting Korean fighter jets and securing core technologies for projectiles."
In addition, he stressed, "The National Assembly, the government, universities, research institutes, and industries should all work together to gain a global advantage in new markets such as space and urban air transportation as well as the global supply chain to be reorganized."