Saudi Arabia announces astronaut to be nation's first female space traveler
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
On Sunday, the Saudi Arabia had selected its first female astronaut, , to join a private mission to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year, slating her to be the kingdom's first female spacegoer.(SPA) announced
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia would follow the United Arab Emirates, its neighbour, which became the first Arab country to send a citizen into space in 2019.
According to the Agence France-Presse, Crown Prince , Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, has been attempting to rid the kingdom of its austere image by enacting reforms, including the establishment of the space programme in 2018.
- Agence France-Presse. "Saudi Arabia to send its first woman into space" — , February 13, 2023
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