The Soyuz descent module carring the trio landed upright after descending through a cloudless sky on a fine spring day in central Kazakhstan, a Roscosmos TV commentator confirmed.
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, tweets Sheikh Mohammed.
The space mission, carrying the first Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori, aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-15, was launched successfully at 5:57pm (local time) on Wednesday, confirmed Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Dubai.
We pray for Hazzaa’s success and his safe return home, tweets Sheikh Moahmed.
Kimbrough encouraged everyone to live like an astronaut and "think about how to reuse and recycle as much as they can, to work together to ensure we live sustainably now and in the future."
The movie's plot, which has been mostly kept under wraps along with its budget, was revealed by Roscosmos to centre around a female surgeon who is dispatched to the ISS to save a cosmonaut.
Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX launched the next long-duration crew of the International Space Station (ISS) for Nasa on Wednesday, including a Russian cosmonaut hitching a ride with two Americans and a Japanese astronaut as part of the mission.
Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut, is preparing to head to the ISS on Feb.19, on the first long-term Arab mission which will last 180 days, as part of the “Crow 6” mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has confirmed the launch of the second mission of the UAE Astronaut Programme which is scheduled for no earlier than Feb.26, 2023.
Al Neyadi replied, Your Highness, you are always leading us with your kindness and generosity, and you pave the way for us. There is no one happier than us about this. You lead us, and we follow you on this journey, who carried the flag of the UAE and the ‘Zayed’s Ambition’ patch. Today we are continuing this journey and god willing there will be further stages to come.