UAE marks first anniversary of historic space mission

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The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) on Friday marked the first anniversary of the UAE’s landmark mission to space.

Posting a video of the exemptional journey of Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the MBRSC wrote: "25th September 2019 was not an ordinary day... On this day we witnessed the dawn of a new era in the field of Emirati human space flight."

He had scripted history by becoming the first Emirati in space and the first Arab astronaut to set foot on the International Space Station.

Mansoori lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz spacecraft, along with two other astronauts. 

He also received the "Distinguished Public Service Medal" from NASA.

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••• ما أبرز محطات أول مهمة بشرية إماراتية إلى محطة الفضاء الدولية؟ تعرفوا عن قرب إلى الأحداث التي طبعت هذه المهمة التاريخية في وثائقي ناشونال جيوغرافيك: "رحلة إلى النجوم: الحلقة 2" عبر قناة مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء على يوتيوب. تجدون الرابط في البايو. What were the greatest moments of the first Emirati human space flight mission to the International Space Station? “Reach for the Stars - Episode 2” takes you through this historic journey. Watch it on MBRSC’s YouTube channel (Find the link in bio). #رحلة_إلى_النجوم #ReachfortheStars

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