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Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space

The Emirati astronaut Hazzaa al-Mansoori, who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station.

Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
Spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates, left, and Expedition 61 prime crew members Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and Jessica Meir of NASA, pose for a photograph at the conclusion of a press conference in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Meir, Skripochka, and Almansoori will launch September 25th on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
Spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates, left, and Expedition 61 prime crew members Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and Jessica Meir of NASA, are seen during a press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
Spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates, left, Expedition 61 prime crew members Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and Jessica Meir of NASA, are seen with backup crew members spaceflight participant Sultan Al-Neyadi of the United Arab Emirates, Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos and Thomas Marshburn of NASA at the conclusion of a press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
Spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates is seen during a press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
Backup spaceflight participant Sultan Al-Neyadi of the United Arab Emirates is seen during a press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
Russian Orthodox Priest Father Sergei blesses the Soyuz rocket and members of the media at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is seen in the early morning hours ahead of the scheduled launch with Expedition 61 crew members Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
The flags of Russia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Kazakhstan and Roscosmos fly at the launch pad as the Soyuz rocket is raised into vertical position on the launch pad, Monday, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
A mosaic sign welcoming visitors is seen outside the town of Baikonur, Kazakhstan in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
Russian Orthodox Priest Father Sergei blesses the Soyuz rocket and members of the media at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
The Soyuz rocket is raised into vertical position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Hazzaa al-Mansoor, first Arab set for ISS mission to space
The gantry arms close around the Soyuz rocket after it was raised into vertical position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.