Raina is the first Saudi woman going into space

Saudi woman named Rayna Barnawi

Saudi woman named Rayna Barnawi

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will depart for the International Space Station next Friday (May 26). And a Saudi woman named Rayna Barnawi will go to space in this rocket.

Through this, she is going to make other achievements as the first woman of Saudi Arabia. Saudi male astronaut Ali Al-Qarni will go into space with him.

This space journey has been organized by the international organization Axiom Space. They will be helped by the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Sports, and several other departments of the administration.

Apart from Saudi's Rayana and Ali, former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is staying on this mission. With this, he is going to visit the space center for the fourth time.

Reacting to becoming Saudi's first astronaut in space, Rayana Barnawi said, "As the first Saudi woman astronaut, representing the region, it's a great pleasure and pride that I'm going to do."

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