UAE leaders took to social media to congratulate Hazzaa Al Mansoori on his safe return to earth after spending eight days at ISS.
The Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his "dream" mission.
Hazzaa Al Mansoori's arrival in space is a message to all the Arab youth that we can move forward and catch up with others, tweets Sheikh Mohammed.
We are broadcasting the live launch of the Soyuz spacecraft on the screen next to Hub Zero at City Walk, Dubai, between 4pm — 8pm on Wednesday, with countdown starting at 5.30pm.
Today, a brave Emirati son, astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori, will embark on a mission to the International Space Station, marking the country’s burgeoning space sector goals and objectives.
A crowd in Dubai erupted in cheers and applause on Wednesday as the first astronaut from the UAE launched towards the International Space Station (ISS), dubbing him a national hero.
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.
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,
"Seeing someone like Al Mansoori go up there makes me feel that he carries a part of my dream with him. Its hard to put this feeling into words so maybe by creating this picture of him is my way of thanking him for it. I’m proud of what he has accomplished," said Alapide.
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!"