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Saudi Astronaut Ali al-Qarni Shares Photo of Riyadh From Space

Saudi astronaut Ali al-Qarni shared a spectacular photo of Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh from space on his Twitter account on Sunday.

Astronauts al-Qarni and Rayyanah Barnawi have made history as the first-ever Saudi nationals to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS).

Both astronauts have been taking to social media to document their adventures in outer space.

“Riyadh is shining even in space,” al-Qarni tweeted along with a photo of the Saudi flag inside the space station.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Barnawi, the first Saudi woman to journey into space and the first Arab woman on board the ISS shared a video of Mecca from space captioned, “The whole Kingdom is shining.”



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