Jewish and Arab astronauts take off for International Space Station

September 26, 2019 by JNS
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Jewish and Arab astronauts were aboard a capsule launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, headed for the International Space Station.

International Space Station. Credit: NASA.gov.

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, a Swedish-American-Israeli Jew, took off for space along with Russia’s Oleg Skripochka and the United Arab Emirates’s Hazzaa al-Mansoori.

Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, is scheduled to return to Earth on Oct. 3 with NASA’s Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. Meir and Skripochka are expected to stay on the ISS until the spring of 2020.

 

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