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UAE NAMED FIRST WOMEN ASTRONAUT

UAE NAMED FIRST WOMEN ASTRONAUT 

Context 

The UAE named the following two astronauts for its space programme, including the country’s first woman astronaut, Noura al-Matroushi.

Details 

  • She has been distinguished as the UAE’s first woman astronaut, with her male counterpart as Mohammed al-Mulla for future space exploration missions. 
  • The two will go through training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
  • On the off chance that al-Matroushi winds up going on a mission, she could turn into the first Arab woman in space.
  • In 2019, Maj. Hazzaa al-Mansoori became the UAE's first astronaut in space, spending an eight-day mission aboard the International Space Station. 
  • The Emirates has had other recent successes in its space program. 
  • Recently UAE put its Amal, or Hope, satellite in orbit around Mars, a first for the Arab world. 
  • In 2024, the country hopes to put an unmanned spacecraft on the moon.

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