The first astronaut of the United Arab Emirates Hazza Al-Mansouri has started his historic space trip. Mansouri is an F-16 fighter jet pilot and departed from Kazakhstan’s Bakanor station to the International Space Station named as MS-15.
This journey will be covered in 6 hours. Hazza al-Mansouri is the first person from Arabia to travel in space, along with an American and a Russian astronaut. At this Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum greeted the nation by calling it a historic day for UAE.
Hazza Al Mansouri's entry to space sends a message to Arab youth that we can march forward, that we can keep pace with the rest of the world. Our next station is Mars through the Hope Probe, competently designed by our Emirati youth. pic.twitter.com/UfjzYPpEG2
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 25, 2019