First Saudi Woman in space, Rayyanah Barnawi, returned to Earth safely on Tuesday night after spending eight days aboard the International Space Station.
According to the media reports, Rayyanah Barnawi, the first Saudi woman in space, was on a groundbreaking research mission, along with a team of two Americans and two Saudis. She safely returned to Earth.
Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Al Qarni have created history and became the first Saudi astronauts to embark on a mission to the orbiting space station.
The reports further stated that after a 12-hour return flight and a fiery re-entry descent through the atmosphere of Earth, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the astronauts splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, with the assistance of parachutes. The companies behind the mission, SpaceX and Axiom Space have presented the live broadcast of the splashdown.
The Saudi Woman Astronaut, Rayyanah Barnawi expressed her emotions in a statement on social networking website Twitter. She bid farewell to the space station and said, “Every story comes to an end. This marks the beginning of a new era for our country and region. Thank you to everyone who has supported us.”