SpaceX launches first Arab woman on private flight to International Space Station

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SpaceX's 2nd backstage formation has launched passengers, including Saudi Arabia's archetypal pistillate astronaut, to the International Space Station.

The SpaceX Falcon rocket launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre connected Sunday night.

The unit volition beryllium led by a retired NASA astronaut who present works for the company, which arranged the 10-day trip.

It is the 2nd charter formation organised by Houston-based Axiom Space.

The institution would not uncover however overmuch the latest tickets cost, but antecedently cited per-seat prices of $55m (£44m).

Saudi Arabia's archetypal astronauts successful decades are Rayyanah Barnawi, a stem compartment researcher, and Royal Saudi Air Force combatant aviator Ali al-Qarni.

Rounding retired the unit is John Shoffner, a US businessman who started his ain sports car racing team, and Peggy Whitson, who holds the US grounds for astir accumulated clip successful abstraction astatine 665 days.

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