Riyadh (Web Desk): Saudi Arabia sends its first female astronaut Rayyanah Barnawi to the International Space Station.
In a statement, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said two Saudi astronauts are travelling to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time on a private mission to carry out several experiments.
Kingdom’s first female astronaut Rayyanah Barnawi, fighter pilot Ali al-Qarni and business pioneer John Shoffner were on board the Axiom Space 2 mission. Sharing her experience, Barnawi called it a matter of great pleasure, saying she’s honoured to be part of the mission.
The SPA said the team members will carry out over dozen experiments dealing with human research, cell sciences, and cloud seeding experiments in the microgravity environment.