May, 2024

UAE in Space- UAE Astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori to Land in Space Today

Hazza AlMansoori UAE Astronaut

Today is D-day for the historic launch of UAE astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori to space. Hazzaa will be accompanied by Russian commander Oleg Skripochka and Nasa astronaut Jessica Meir as they launch to space onboard a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Mansoori’s return to Earth is planned on October 3, whereas, reserve Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi will also be at Baikonur with Russian commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Thomas Marshburn from NASA. At 5.56pm, the UAE’s first man will reach space to pave the way to a new era, as the country builds the foundations of its space programme.

Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori on his first expedition to space is great stride in this direction, as he becomes the first Arab on the International Space Station (ISS).

Leaders have been rejoicing and wishing Hazza on this remarkable day:


Here is How Hazza will Spend 8 Days in Space

Hazza will spend eight days onboard the largest microgravity laboratory known to man and conduct 16 scientific experiments, including the effect of microgravity on his body, conduct a tour of the ISS in Arabic, and host an Emirati traditional night.

Residents may connect with Hazza while on the station as he will conduct four live sessions called space-to-Earth calls. You may also send your questions on Twitter with the hashtag #AskHazzaa.


Those of us in the UAE can watch the livestream of the historical mission online on the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) website. Also, catch it live on Dubai TV. MBRSC is also hosting a seven-day space-themed event which you can be part of, by participating in inlive video calls and radio chats with AlMansoori.

You may also watch Nasa’s Official Livestream: or on their YouTube channel.

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