STORY: Saudi Arabia’s first female astronaut heads into space
Rayyanah Barnawi is a scientist specializing in cancer stem-cell research
She heads to the International Space Station to focus on advancing breast cancer research
The mission, run by Axiom Space, is expected to last eight days
(Haithem Al-Tuwaijri, Saudi Space Commission Advisor)
"Rayyanah is a very good scientist, she has done very well in her field of science and accordingly she was selected as one of the astronauts that will be able to fulfill the experiment that they will do on the International Space Station."