Syrian Atmosphere Power pilot and cosmonaut using the Soviet Interkosmos space plan. He was the next Arab as well as the initial Syrian citizen to go to space. He increased towards the rank of colonel within the Syrian Atmosphere Power. He flew using one mission towards the Mir Space Place within the Interkosmos plan and gained a 1987 Hero from the Soviet Union honor. His relationship produced three kids. He and astronaut Helen Sharman both been to the Mir Space Place.