Hazzaa Al Mansoori flashes a victory sign aboard the ISS. File/ WAM
On Saturday Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the UAE’s first astronaut, returned to the UAE after a successful, historic mission of eight days in space, that showed the true mettle of the Emirati people and their determination to contribute
"Seeing someone like Al Mansoori go up there makes me feel that he carries a part of my dream with him. Its hard to put this feeling into words so maybe by creating this picture of him is my way of thanking him for it. I’m proud of what he has accomplished," said Alapide.
While Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi prepare for the historic mission to the International Space Station, the country will be looking with pride to the skies
The prime crew continued their preflight preparations at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The main crew include Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka (commander), NASA astronaut Jessica Meir (flight engineer) and space flight participant Hazzaa Al Mansouri (UAE).
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