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
As the deadline for the takeoff of the space mission to the International Space Mission draws near, the palpable excitement is rapidly going north.
The countdown has begun. The UAE is just hours away from achieving another historic milestone. After turning the desert into a land of opportunities in a short span of time, Emiratis are now aiming high with the landmark space mission.
“It is a wonderful feeling to witness the Space Station mission of Hazzaa Al Mansouri,” says reputed Egyptian-American space scientist and geologist Dr Farouk El-Baz.
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 mission of Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori will enhance the UAE’s soft power, feel Emiratis. The UAE has made phenomenal strides in its spectacular growth, which has pitchforked it into a nation of great reckoning in the international community.
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.
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
UAE leaders took to social media to congratulate Hazzaa Al Mansoori on his safe return to earth after spending eight days at ISS.