Nora AlMatrooshi

UAE Astronaut

  • Date of Birth:
  • Education:
    Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United Arab Emirates University and training from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
  • Previous Occupation:
    Engineer at the National Petroleum Construction Company


Nora AlMatrooshi is the first Emirati and Arab woman astronaut, selected in the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme. She is currently part of NASA’s Astronaut Candidate Class of 2021 and is undergoing training in the United States.

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