Saudi Arabia is ready to send a woman into space under the first space program Saudi Arabia has announced to send a woman into space for the first time in 2023. This was announced by the Saudi Space Commission while announcing the new space program. Saudi Arabia's new space program will send the first female pilot and astronaut to Earth next year. Under the astronaut program, eligible Saudi citizens will be made part of short and long-duration space flights by Saudi Arabia. These citizens will also be able to be part of scientific experiments, international research and future space missions. This new space program is part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and more details about it will be released in the next few months. This announcement has been made at a time when the space program is being speedily worked on by the United Arab Emirates. The UAE has sent a mission to Mars while a woman from there is training to go into space. It should be noted that the Saudi Space Commission was established in December 2018.