Astronaut Hazzaa is on his way home

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Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori is returning to Earth on Thursday after eight days at the International Space Station (ISS).

He is due to touch down in Kazakhstan around 3:00 pm UAE time.

Hazzaa will be joined by American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian commander Alexey Ovchinin on the journey home.

They will be travelling in a Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft and it will take them nearly three-and-a-half hours to land after leaving the ISS.

Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director-General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) told ARN News that the astronauts will be welcomed by a team of doctors, upon landing.

Before starting his trip, Hazzaa shared a selfie from the space station, and also a night view of the UAE.




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