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UAE’s first female astronaut on her mission to inspire: ‘If I can do it, so can you’

In interview with ‘The National’, Nora Al Matrooshi expresses pride at joining the UAE’s space corps

mirati trailblazer Nora Al Matrooshi is ready to enter uncharted territory as the Arab world’s first female astronaut.

The mechanical engineer, 28, is relishing the opportunity to tackle the intense training at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, including spending hours underwater to learn how to spacewalk and flying supersonic jets.

The arduous journey will lay the foundations for for an historic journey to space from humble beginnings in Sharjah. She hopes her story will inspire others to pursue the biggest of dreams.

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