Activists on social media circulated the name of the Saudi woman who will be part of the Saudi mission that will be launched next year on a SpaceX capsule.
After the Saudi Space Authority launched, today, Thursday, its special program to qualify experienced Saudi cadres to enter space, “Reuters”, quoting the “Axiom Space” company, which is arranging a Saudi mission to the International Space Station, confirmed that the mission that will be launched next year on board a satellite capsule For SpaceX, it will include a woman who will be the first Arab female astronaut.
Neither Axiom nor Saudi Arabia have officially announced the name of the astronaut who will be launched on that flight accompanied by another Saudi, but it is expected that the responsible authorities in Saudi Arabia will choose the name “Mashael Al-Shammari” to be part of the Saudi mission that will be launched next year 2030, according to tweets. Saudis.
Today, Thursday, Mashael Al-Shamimary republished a tweet to her colleague, Mashael Jamil, who said in her tweet: “Finally, the return of our dear homeland to send its children to space, an important step and beautiful news coinciding with our celebrations of the National Day. We are waiting for her photos from space, God willing.” A reference to Mashael Al-Shmaimari.
Who is Mashael Alshmimiri?
Mashael Al-Shammari is a Saudi engineer specializing in aircraft, spacecraft and missile engineering, an entrepreneur in the field of peaceful missiles, and a commercial pilot captain.
Born in the USA, Al-Shumaimari spent a few years of her early life in Saudi Arabia, where her passion for space began.
Her interest in space began when she was six years old, when she was gazing at the stars in the desert of the city of Unaizah in Saudi Arabia.
In order to satisfy her curiosity in learning about this space, she decided from that age to learn to build spaceships and rockets that would enable her to explore space and take her there one day.
As the first female rocket and spacecraft engineer in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Al-Shmaimari recognized that this title brings an enormous responsibility to inspire others to join her field, as well as other STEM programs.
From an early age, Al-Shammari has used social media platforms such as “Instagram”, “Twitter”, “Snapchat” and “YouTube” to teach her followers about her field and experiences, and inspire them to create their dreams and persevere to achieve them.
As a result, she has become a public figure and speaker at many events in the GCC and internationally.