Sheikh Mohammed expresses his pleasure with the agreement, says the programme will train our youth and astronauts for future missions.
There is no doubt that Emiratis are a very talented people, and the backing of the leadership has helped them do what was hitherto considered well nigh impossible. Long before a lockdown became the new normal,
The UAE has been taking giant steps in space exploration. The first Arab mission to the moon is yet another worthy addition in that direction (“UAE plans first Arab mission to moon with national competencies by 2024,” Sept 26, Gulf Today).
Nora Al Matrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla are the two new astronauts, bringing the total number to four now.
Nora AlMatrooshi was born in 1993 and she is from the emirate of Sharjah. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the UAE University in 2015 along with training from the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
The UAE’s commitment to the empowerment of women stems from the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and is being upheld by the wise leadership now. Emirati women have been one of the cornerstones of the nation’s development since it was founded in 1971.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) on Wednesday announced that 14 candidates have qualified for the final phase of the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme, which aims to train and prepare a team of Emiratis for scientific space missions, as part of the UAE’s National Space Programme.