Time Aerospace : Saudi Arabia launches its first astronaut programme

Saudi Space Commission (SSC) has launched the Kingdom’s first astronaut programme, dedicated to train Saudi competent personnel to undertake long- and short-term space flights.

The programme will enable Saudi astronauts to conduct scientific experiments and research for the betterment of humanity in priority areas such as health, sustainability and space technology, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The Saudi Astronaut Programme, which is an integral part of the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030, will send Saudi astronauts into space to help better serve humanity. One of the astronauts will be a Saudi woman, whose mission to space will represent a historical first one for the Kingdom.

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