According to Arab media, Saudi Arabia has announced that this year it will send its first female astronaut Riyana Barnawi to the International Space Station on a 10-day mission with Saudi partner Ali Al-Qarni.
We are thrilled to announce that both astronauts will join the crew of the AX-2 space mission, which will launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida later this year.
The purpose of this mission is to enhance Saudi Arabia’s capabilities in human spaceflight, to serve humanity and take advantage of the promising opportunities offered by the space industry, as well as scientific research in many aspects such as health and space technology. included. I have to cooperate.