The first astronaut from the Arab world is a female engineer from the UAE

Nura al-Matrush will be the first woman from the UAE to participate in NASA’s space program. Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum writes about this in his microblog.

Noura’s company will be composed of Mohammed al-Mullah. Both candidates were selected from 4 thousand people. They will soon be joining the rest of the astronauts in training at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Note that the first astronaut from the Middle East took part in a mission to the ISS two years ago.

In a video presentation, Nura al-Matrush said that all her life she dreamed of the stars. Now 27 years old, she works as an engineer for an oil company and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Note that the UAE is now one of the most liberal laws in relation to women. Nine women work in the government of the country. For comparison, in Russia there are only three. Note that the youngest minister in the country is Sara al-Amiri, she is 33 years old and she is the minister of advanced technologies. She is also the head of the space program in the country.

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