Watch live: UAE's historic space launch


Residents can watch the historic moment when UAE's first astronaut lifts off into the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Dubai Holding will broadcast the launch mission on its webpage, while NASA will also track the entire journey live.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre said the journey will be livestreamed on its social media platforms.

"Hazzaa Al Mansoori is one man, but he represents the dreams and ambitions of millions of Arabs around the world. Be part of his incredible journey to space," they wrote on their official instagram page.

Al Mansoori, who will spend eight days in space, will be joined by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and veteran Russian commander Oleg Skripochka.

He will return to Earth with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov on October 3. 

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