Nora Al-Matrooshi is writing history in the United Arab Emirates as she become the first arab astronaut woman. She and Mohammed Al-Mulla have been selected from a staggering number of 4000 candidates for the job. Nora, 28 years old, is a part of the last serie of astronauts accepted in the MBR (Spatial Centre Mohammed Bin Rashid) from UAE.
The announcement was made on Twitter by the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vicepresident and prime-minister of the country. „The nation offered me some moments that I will never forget. I want to work hard to be a part of the historic moments and achievements that will be engraved for eternity in the memory of our people,” said on Twitter Nora Al-Matrooshi before she said thank you to the leaders and the team of astronauts program in UAE. „The preparations and hard work is starting now,” she added.
Nora Al-Matrooshi was born in 1993 and has a licence in mechanical engineering of UAE University, according to CNN. „She had a passion for the cosmic space even from a very young age” is stated in her presentation video.
The young woman say she is living after the motto of „do what makes you happy” and her dream seems to become true. Alongside of NASA team and her colleague, Mohammed Al-Mulla, commercial pilot born in 1988, she will train for the future space explorations.