Emirati national Nora al-Matrooshi, the first Arab woman selected to train as an astronaut, poses for a photo, United Arab Emirates, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre/Handout via REUTERS

UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training

Nora al-Matrooshi, a 27-year-old mechanical engineering graduate, will join NASA's 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class in the United States