Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (born June 27 1956) is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard the STS-51-G Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist. He is a member of House of Saud and thus was the first of royal blood, and the first Arab and Muslim to be in outer space.

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  • The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth.
    • Opening remarks at the First Congress of the Association of Space Explorers, held in Cernay, France. (2 October 1985) I Congress (in en). Association of Space Explorers. Retrieved on 2012-06-21.

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