Nora AlMatrooshi’s initial spaceflight tools was constructed from paper and also cardboard boxes, yet she’ll quickly invest 2 years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas training to make use of the genuine point in orbit.

In April, AlMatrooshi, a 28-year-old mechanical designer, turned into one of 2 brand-new astronauts for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and also the initial women Arab astronaut. Her associate, Mohammad AlMulla, 32 at the news, invested greater than a years as a helicopter pilot and also instructor with Dubai’s law enforcement agency prior to determining to relate to sign up with the astronaut corps.