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Sultan bin Salman Al Saud

Sultan bin Salman Al Saud

Status: Retired
6/27/1956 –
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger
First Flight: 6/17/1985
Last Flight: 6/17/1985

Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (born 27 June 1956) is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard the American STS-51-G Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist, and a member of the House of Saud. He is thus the first member of a royal family to be an astronaut, and the first Arab and Muslim to fly in space.

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Space Research Institute of Saudi Arabia

Type: Government
Abbreviation: KACST-SRI
Administration: Sultan bin Salman Al Saud
Founded: 2018

Country: SAU

The Space Research Institute of Saudi Arabia is committed to space research for Suadi Arabia. Their space agency is chaired by Sultan bin Salman Al Saud, the first and only Saudi man to go to space aboard the STS-51-G for 7 days.

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