UAE astronauts try on spacesuits

The UAE's first astronauts have tried out their customised spacesuits in Russia.

Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi were also fitted for their Soyuz chairs as the date nears for their historic mission.

Earlier this year Al Mansouri was selected to become the first Emirati to go into space, while Al Neyadi was named as his backup.

The pair are currently undergoing training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia in preparation for the mission.

AlMansoori will fly for an eight-day space mission to ISS aboard a Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 25, 2019, and return to Earth aboard a Soyuz-MS 12.

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