Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi raise the UAE flag in Baikonur before taking it to space.
Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum made a phone call to Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi before they started their 15-day quarantine period ahead of the launch of their mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The final tests included simulating a number of crew emergency situations during take-off, landing, and docking, while on board the ISS.
With just 10 days left before the much-anticipated launch of the multinational mission to ISS, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi are limbering up, in right earnest, for the groundbreaking event.
The CDU was still hoping to hold an in-person congress at a later date rather than a video conference, but acknowledged that the online format might be the only option if the pandemic cannot be brought under control.
As fighting over the disputed region enters its second month, international mediators are scrambling to bring a stop to frontline clashes and shelling of civilian areas that have left hundreds dead.
The UAE announced the detection of 1,111 COVID-19 cases on Monday over the past 24 hours. The ministry also announced the full recovery of 1,819 cases after receiving the necessary treatment.
The Reading Panel’s review process will be followed by an announcement of the Award’s long-list in November, paving the way for the second phase in which the Award’s jury will conduct a thorough literary review of all submissions.