Adbul Ahad Momand 4th Muslim and first Afghan Astronaut.
He was the first Muslim who took Qur’an to the space…During Abdul Ahad Momand flight to space, his mother was extremely distraught over the safety of her son. Afghan President Mohammad Najibullah called Momand’s mother into the President’s office and arranged an audio/video conference between Momand and her. By this event, Pashto was considered the fourth spoken language in space.
A young Buddhist monk flexes his muscles during morning prayers at Thikse Monastery in Ladakh on May 7, 2014. (Ahmad Masood/Reuters)
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