Science News Roundup: UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 12-04-2021 10:43 IST | Created: 12-04-2021 10:29 IST
Science News Roundup: UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training
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UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training

The United Arab Emirates has selected the first Arab woman to train as an astronaut, as the Gulf country rapidly expands into the space sector to diversify its economy. Emirati national Nora al-Matrooshi, a 27-year-old mechanical engineering graduate currently working at Abu Dhabi's National Petroleum Construction Company, will join NASA's 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class in the United States.

(With inputs from agencies.)



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