At 30 years old, Sara Sabry has already made waves in the aerospace community as the first Arab woman, first Egyptian, and first African woman to go to space. While pursuing her Ph.D. in aerospace sciences, Sabry realized that opportunities in the space field for those not from the West are few and far between. She decided to launch the Deep Space Initiative to make space research and exploration more accessible to all populations. Deep Space Initiative currently has 53 ongoing projects that are run by 205 people from 28 different nationalities. Sabry feels lucky to have achieved such success as an Arab woman in aerospace, and has made it her personal mission to increase representation so that others can do the same.
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