UAE astronaut will fly to space station with SpaceX next year

An astronaut from an Arab nation will head to the International Space Station (ISS) for a long-term stay next year for the first time, if all goes according to plan.

The Houston company axiom space announced today (April 29) that it has signed an agreement with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), the space agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to take a UAE astronaut to the orbiting laboratory in from SpaceX Mission Crew-6, due to launch in 2023.

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