In a groundbreaking mission initiated by Axiom Space, a company based in the United States, Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ISS mission, consisting of a total of four individuals. Among them is Saudi Arabia’s very first Arab woman astronaut, Rianna Barnawi, who has now become a pioneer in her own right.
Joining Barnawi on this historic mission are Ali Al-Qarni, Peggy Watson, and Jan Schoeffner, all with ties to Saudi Arabia. Barnawi, a researcher, has proudly claimed the title of the first Arab woman to venture into space. The private space mission will spend a week at the International Space Station.
During the mission, Barnawi, the Saudi daredevil, shared a breathtaking video on Twitter, showcasing the view of the Holy Mosque from space. In the video, one can witness the seemingly illuminated Masjid al-Haram amidst the darkness that surrounds it.
Accompanying the video, Barnawi wrote, “After completing our experiment today, we flew over the majestic city of Mecca, which appeared brilliantly illuminated from above.”