Sultan bin Salman Al Saud

Sultan bin Salman Al Saud

Status: Retired
6/27/1956 –
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger
Agency: Space Research Institute of Saudi Arabia

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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