UAE Makes History With First Space Mission

September 29, 2019

 

 

Making an historic achievement on Wednesday September 25, 2019, Hazzaa Al Mansoori became the first Emirati astronaut to go into space. Blasting off just before 6pm from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Al Mansoori and his cosmonauts colleague journeyed to the International Space Station (ISS) for a mission that will last eight days, returning to earth on October 3. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan, numerous dignataries, fellow Emirati's and millions from around the world wished

Al Mansoori and fellow comarade Sultan Al Neyadi well. 
For more on the The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE space program, see https://www.mbrsc.ae/

 

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