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.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum received members of the Emirates Scientists Council and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists, alongside a group of distinguished young scientists and researchers.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has announced that Hazzaa AlMansoori, the UAE’s first astronaut to travel to the ISS, on 25th September.
KhalifaSat was fully developed at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre's facilities by Emirati engineers and was launched into space in October 2018. It has five patents and seven space innovations making it the most advanced satellite of its category in the world.
Emirati woman make up 45 per cent of the UAE's space sector workforce, which reaffirms the government's commitment to encourage a more diverse career path for Emirati women, said Dr Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the Emirates Space Agency (ESA).
The scientific mission includes experiments involving schools in the UAE as part of the ‘Science in Space’ initiative of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).