Space: New Heights for His Highness

New Heights for His Highness

Muslims who are traveling get a special dispensation: they are required to pray only three times a day instead of the usual five. For seven days next month, however, one itinerant supplicant may find it difficult to perform the ritual of touching his forehead to the floor during prayers. As a "payload specialist" on the next voyage of the space shuttle Discovery, Saudi Prince % Sultan ibn Salman ibn Abdul Aziz al Saud, a nephew of King Fahd's, will help supervise the launch of Arabsat 1B, a communications satellite funded by 22 Arab countries. Says he: "My flight has great significance....

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