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Egyptian program aims to send first Egyptian into space

Egypt's young but ambitious space agency is accepting applications from cititzens who would receive training to go into space as the first Egyptian by 2026.

Are you a healthy, educated Egyptian over 35 years of age who speaks English and wants to learn Russian? If so, and you are willing to spend the next six years in a training program, the Egyptian Space Agency (EGSA) invites you to become one of the first Egyptians in space. 

By next year, an unspecified number of Egyptians will be selected to receive space training, after which one man or one woman will be chosen to duty aboard the International Space Station (ISS). 

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