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.
With the support of our wise leadership, Emirati youth continue to make great strides and push their ambition to new limits. Today, 2 new Emirati astronauts joined the UAE Astronaut Programme.Our young talents continue to set a model example to the world with their determination. pic.twitter.com/gcCUA3Nea1
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) April 10, 2021
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.