Riyadh: Two astronauts from Saudi Arabia have reached the space station, including a woman. Saudi astronauts began their first message from the space station with “As-Salaam Alaikum”.
According to the details, the video of the first Saudi female and male astronaut who went on a joint special mission by NASA, Company SpaceX, Company Exim Space and the Saudi Space Authority has come to the fore.
After arriving at the space station, the two astronauts sent a video from the International Space Station announcing their safe arrival.
According to the Arab media, the Saudi Space Authority has released this video on social media in which Saudi Arabia’s first female astronaut, Noord Rayana Barnawi, said Salam Alaikum to everyone from space. He was accompanied by Saudi astronaut Ali Al-Qarni and American astronaut Peggy Whitson.
Rayana Barnawi, who received the honor of being the first Arab Muslim woman to reach space, started her speech by saying, “Assalamu Alaikum from space, it is an honor for us to be a part of this historic journey.”
Peace be upon you from space, and great honor to be on this historic journey.
Saudi Arabia #Naho_Alfaza pic.twitter.com/YL8HHav6jP
— Saudi Arabia Space Agency (@saudispace) May 22, 2023
The video came after the arrival of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which carried Rayna Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday evening, along with former NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and There was also American businessman John Shoffner.
Recall that Falcon 9, a rocket developed by SpaceX to carry Saudi astronauts, took off from the Kennedy Space Center in the US state of Florida yesterday.
The CEO of the Saudi Space Authority, Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, said that Saudi Arabia has become the first country in the Arab world to send 3 astronauts.