Nahyan receives painting of UAE flag sent into space

Abu Dhabi - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at his palace yesterday evening received Numira Saleem, Pakistan’s first female astronaut, who sent the UAE flag into outer space a year ago.

By (WAM)

Published: Thu 9 Dec 2010, 5:29 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:18 AM

During the meeting, Numira handed over Shaikh Nahyan a painting of the UAE flag which was sent in the outer space besides her country’s flag as a souvenir and to express the fraternal relations between the two countries.

Numira Salem is the first woman from the UAE who reached North Pole in 2007 and South Pole in 2008.

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