Nora Al Matrooshi


Nora Al Matrooshi (نورا المطروشي — born in 1993 in the Emirate of Sharjah) is an Emirati astronaut. She has been selected in April 2021. She will train along the NASA Astronaut Group 23 of astronauts to the function of international mission specialist[1]

She is a mechanical engineer by training with a BS from the United Arab Emirates University. She also studied in 2014 at the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK) in Finland. She studied Korean at Hanyang University in Seoul. She works since 2016 as piping engineer at the UAE's National Petroleum Construction Company. She competed in the 2011 International Mathematical Olympiad in Amsterdam.


  1. ^ UAE announces the Arab world’s first woman astronaut

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