Saudi Arabia makes history The first Saudi woman and three astronauts are set to go aboard the International Space Station on Sunday.
The four astronauts will spend eight days in space and work on 20 research projects۔
Riyana Barnawi will became first Saudi Arabia women astronaut, a breast cancer researcher and female astronaut, expressed her excitement and pride at representing the Saudi Space Commission, describing the opportunity as a dream come true.
Two involved in this mission are from Saudi Arabia while two are from America۔
#SaudiArabia 🇸🇦 is set to make history as its first female astronaut, Rayyanah Barnawi, and her colleague Ali al-Qarni prepare for their journey to the International Space Station (ISS) 🛰🚀 today, Sunday, May 21. pic.twitter.com/Y2lcSNk0j3— Life in Saudi Arabia (@LifeSaudiArabia) May 21, 2023
The American space agency NASA, SpaceX, Axiom Space and the Saudi Space Agency said during a press conference in the American city of Orlando on Sunday that all the preparations for the space mission AX-2 are complete and it will leave on schedule.
The Saudi female astronaut said that this is an extraordinary day of my life. I am the first Saudi Muslim and Arab woman who is going to be a part of the space mission. They will be delivered to the space station on Sunday, May 21.