TIL that Afghanistan sent an Astronaut into space

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Ahad_Momand

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  1. I was reading a book where an Astronaut casually mentions that several nations around the world have sent their nationals up into space at some point. When he mentioned “Afghanistan” I had to check for myself. My first guess was that this Afghan national was actually going to be a Cosmonaut — and I was right.

    Abdul Ahad Momand went into space in 1988 and has been the only Afghan national to do so.

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