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Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS

A Soyuz rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan carrying an Emirati who is set to make history as the first Arab on the International Space Station.

Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa al-Mansoori, 35, blasted into space accompanied by Russia's Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir onboard a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Sheikh Hamdan was present at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai during the launch of the Soyuz MS-15 carrying First Emirati astronaut Hazzaa al-Mansoori to International Space Station.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, lit up the moment of blast-off at 5:57pm local time.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
UAE astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori on board International Space Station
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Following the detailed docking process that too over two hours, they were met by the new crewmates, Expedition 60 commander Alexey Ovchinin, cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronauts Nick Hague, Christina Koch and Drew Morgan.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa al-Mansoori blasted into space.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Hazzaa al-Mansoori waves goodbye to his children as he boards the bus taking the crew onwards to the launch site.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Emiratis and school children gathered at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
The Soyuz spacecraft with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and spaceflight participant Hazzaa al-Mansoori aboard docks to the International Space Station.
Gallery: Rocket blasts off carrying first Emirati to ISS
Emiratis and school children gathered at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.