Saudi Arabia will send its first female astronaut into space in 2023
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 02 October 2022, at 10:02 am PDT
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it will send its first female astronaut into space in 2023, as part of an ambitious program, DPA informs.
The Saudi Space Commission on Thursday launched a program aimed at preparing Saudis for short and long-duration space flights, the official SPA news agency reported.
The first flight, scheduled for 2023, will carry two Saudi astronauts, including a woman, the agency added, without giving further details.
"This will mark an important historical event by sending the first Saudi woman into space," said SPA. Saudi Arabia will release a detailed national space strategy in the coming months, the agency added.