EGSA voices support to Sara Sabri set to become Egypt’s first person to go into space



Sat, 23 Jul 2022 - 02:27 GMT


Sat, 23 Jul 2022 - 02:27 GMT

FILE – Sara Sabri

FILE – Sara Sabri

CAIRO - 23 July 2022: The Egyptian Space Agency (EGSA) has congratulated and extrended support to Sara Sabri for being one of six members of a crew set to fly into space onboard the Blue Origin’s NS-22 space mission.

Joining the mission, Sara will be the first Egyptian citizen to fly into the space.

In a statement issued on Saturday, EGSA voiced its support for Sara, a mechanical and biomedical engineer.

Five other people will go aboard Blue Origin's NS-22 Flight from the US, UK and Portugal.

The five persons will fly aboard New Shepard to experience the cognitive shift of the Overview Effect and incorporate that new found perspective into a social impact project with the support of S4H's Citizen Astronaut Program (CAP).

Sara is the founder of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a nonprofit organization that aims to increase accessibility for space research.

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Who is Sara Sabry?

According to Blue Origin, Sara is a mechanical and biomedical engineer who earned her bachelor’s degree from the American University in Cairo and her master’s degree from the Politecnico di Milano.

In 2021, Sara became Egypt’s first female analog astronaut.

For her part, Sara, who was selected as Space for Humanity's second citizen astronaut to experience the Overview Effect, said she is happy and proud of representing Egypt in this mission.



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