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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:31 AM

Saudi Arabia plans to send female astronaut to space next year

https://apnews.com/article/astronomy-space-launches-exploration-science-technology-b97e84e169e2e545557153852d3b5031

Saudi Arabia plans to send female astronaut to space in 2023

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it will launch a training program with the goal of sending its own astronauts, including a woman, into space next year.

The kingdom is actively promoting science and technology as part of its wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan to overhaul its economy and reduce its dependency on oil.

The plan, championed by Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also calls for greater integration of women into the workforce of the conservative Muslim country. Saudi Arabia lifted a long-standing ban on women driving in 2018.

“The Saudi Astronaut Program, which is an integral part of the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030, will send Saudi astronauts into space to help better serve humanity,” the Saudi Space Commission said in a statement.

“One of the astronauts will be a Saudi woman, whose mission to space will represent a historical first for the Kingdom.”

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Her male guardian has presumably given approval


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Reply Saudi Arabia plans to send female astronaut to space next year (Original post)
dalton99a Sep 22 OP
Johonny Sep 22 #1
Sanity Claws Sep 22 #6
Walleye Sep 22 #2
Tadpole Raisin Sep 22 #3
GenXer47 Sep 22 #4
Aristus Sep 22 #5
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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:33 AM

1. Are they planning to bring her back?

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Response to Johonny (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:21 AM

6. That was my immediate response too

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:34 AM

2. Hey somebody's gotta cook and clean up the place.Does she have to be accompanied by a man?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:35 AM

3. Will she only be allowed in orbit with a male who is a family member?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:44 AM

4. but they won't let her drive probably

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:45 AM

5. How is she going to train?

Isn't it against the law to educate women?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:23 AM

7. can you imagine the space suit?

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Response to rampartc (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:44 AM

8. Full body coverage including face. Mustn't let the world see a female face.

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