Nora Al Matrooshi.
Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi have completed their training at the European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency in Cologne.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Dubai, will host the 4th Young Professionals in Space Conference (YPS) 2019, from Nov.4-6 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai. The UAE has become the first Arab country to host this global conference.
In a video posted on MBRSC’s social media platforms, AlMansoori and AlNeyadi are seated in a Soyuz mockup mini bathtub, wearing two Sokol spacesuits.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in cooperation with Emirates Post, launched a ‘Send to Space’ competition. The competition calls for sharing poems, short stories, and drawings to accompany Hazzaa Al Mansoori on his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sept.25, to be broadcasted on-board. This comes within the framework of MBRSC’s efforts to involve community members in its initiatives and programmes, including the UAE Astronaut Programme.
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