Photo Story: The first Arab female astronaut Nora Al Matrooshi

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Emirati astronaut Nora Al Matrooshi talks during an interview with EFE at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

 The 28-year-old mechanical engineer from the emirate of Sharjah was named the first Arab female astronaut in April 2021. Al Matrooshi, who has dreamt about space since she was a girl, was selected from more than 4,000 applicants in the UAE and is now training at the MBRSC.