Mansoori's arrival in space is a message to all the Arab youth: VP - GulfToday

Mansoori's arrival in space is a message to all the Arab youth: VP

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,  on Wednesday took to the twitter to  congratulate UAE astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori and other crew members on the successful blast off of Soyuz MS-15.

“Hazzaa Al Mansoori's arrival in space is a message to all the Arab youth that we can move forward and catch up with others,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.

“More than two years ago we  launched the "Emirates Astronauts Programme" and today we celebrate the launch of the first Emirati astronaut on a historic mission to the International Space Station.”