Gallery: UAE's first astronauts prepare for ISS space mission
Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25, and Sultan Al Neyadi, the back-up astronaut, have successfully completed their final tests for the mission at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Moscow.
Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station on September 25, and Sultan Al Neyadi, the back-up astronaut for the same mission. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid received the UAE's first Emirati astronauts, Hazzaa Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi at Zabeel Palace. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai received Emirati astronauts at his office in Emirates Towers. Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25. Hazza will be accompanied by his crewmates Nasa astronaut Jessica Meir and Russian commander Oleg Skripochka for the trip onboard a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft that will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi completed their training at European Astronaut Centre in Germany. Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori, making the UAE the 19th country to get a foothold on the ISS and contribute to scientific research. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center revealed the full details of the mission of sending the first UAE astronaut to the International Space Station for a series of scientific experiments. Emirati astronauts undergo winter survival training in Russia. Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori carried out a number of scientific experiments in cooperation with international space agencies. Emirati astronauts get custom Soyuz /MS-15/ seats. Emirati astronauts successfully complete their training period in Moscow.