SpaceX sends first Arab woman to space

May 23, 2023 ALJAZEERA 0

A private rocket carrying the first Arab woman astronaut has blasted off on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Rayyanah Barnawi, a breast cancer researcher from Saudi Arabia, was joined on Sunday’s mission by fellow Saudi Ali al-Qarni, a fighter pilot. The pair are the first Saudi astronauts to voyage into space in decades. They took off on Read More

Starship: Elon Musk SpaceX firm postpones launch of biggest rocket ever

April 17, 2023 BBC 0

An attempt to launch the most powerful rocket ever into space has been postponed for at least 48 hours. The vehicle, known as Starship, has been built by US entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. The uncrewed mission on Monday was called off minutes before the planned launch from Boca Chica, Texas Starship stands almost 120m (400ft) high and is designed Read More