The mission is a mandatory two-day final exam for astronauts and cosmonauts at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in the Star City.
In less than 90 hours, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori takes off for the International Space Station, much to the cheer of a new spacefaring nation, UAE.
The Soyuz FG, carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is emblazoned with the logo of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE flag along with the flags of Russia and America.
The UAE’s first two astronauts, Hazza Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi, have visited the American University of Sharjah (AUS), encouraging the country’s next generation of would-be space explorers.
Crowning the follow-up and media coverage of the journey of the UAE’s first astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri to the International Space Station (ISS), Dubai TV has announced the coverage of the UAE astronaut’s return
To an earthling, the world of outer space is beyond the pale of understanding, too esoteric, too ineffable. It can stoke his curiosity no end – and frissons of thrill.
The average age of applicants is 28, with the youngest applicant at just 17 years old and the oldest, 60. A majority of the registrations have come from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut has received the “Distinguished Public Service Medal” from Nasa for his services during the space mission.
Sheikh Hamdan shared a video on his Instagram account showing Sheikh Mohammed in cycling gears making a stop on a cycling track to follow the Hazzaa’s lift-off. Sheikh Hamdan captioned the video,