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.
Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the ISS on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit.
Billions of dollars have been poured into space exploration as China seeks to reflect its rising global stature and growing technological might, following in the footsteps of the United States, Russia and Europe.
The Blue Origin capsule carrying Jeff Bezos and three others landed in the West Texas desert after crossing the frontier of space and back, the company's live broadcast showed.
First Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori tweeted: "Today is a special day as it marks the first ever all-female spacewalk. Congratulations to the crew back at the International Space Station, Astronauts @Astro_Jessica and @Astro_Christina on this historic achievement!"
"Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of travelling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother," Bezos, who is one of the richest people in the world, said in an Instagram post.
"We welcome you back to planet Earth and thanks for flying SpaceX,” SpaceX's Mission Control radioed moments after splashdown. "For those of you enrolled in our frequent flyer programme, you've earned 68 million miles on this voyage.”
"We'll take those miles,” said spacecraft commander Mike Hopkins. "Are they transferrable?” SpaceX replied that the astronauts would have to check with the company's
Emiarti astronaut is ready to complete his scientific experiments as planned.
The Emirati astronaut stressed the importance of the safety of the crew in emergency situations, such as a leak of toxic gases or the occurrence of a fire, which requires securing oxygen for the astronauts, through the breathing apparatus, which is one of the most important devices used by the astronauts at the station.