First UAE astronaut, Hazzaa al-Mansoori, goes to the international space station

First UAE Astronaut Enters ISSEdited By Odishatv Bureau Published By IANS On Sep 26 2019- 12:35 PM Pic Credit

First UAE Astronaut Enters ISSEdited By Odishatv Bureau Published By IANS On Sep 26 2019- 12:35 PM Pic Credit

AlMansoori previously worked as a military pilot flying the F-16 jet before he was chosen to become the UAE's first astronaut from 4,022 candidates. A video shows the new arrivals entering head first through a hatch to join their grinning colleagues, who welcomed them with floating hugs. People all over the UAE tuned into the live stream, including His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who was out on a bike ride at the time.

Mansoori, 35, obtained assist from around the globe forward of what he described as his "dream" mission.

Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin and representatives of NASA and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (UAE) will observe the space launch.

"This mission is a great milestone for me, personally, and for my country, as well, the United Arab Emirates, and for the whole Arab region,"Almansoori said. It's been a lot of work, and I'm very excited for this dream to come true", Meir said earlier this month in a phone interview from Star City, Russia, where she had been training for her mission". Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, lit up the moment of blast-off at 5:57 p.m. local time.

The day forward of the initiate, he mentioned he would story his prayer routine on the ISS and broadcast it to other folks on Earth.

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"As a fighter pilot I already prayed in my aircraft", he mentioned, explaining that he had expertise of prayers at excessive pace.

Al Mansoori's first words from space were: "Salaam Alaikum". At a pre-flight conference, Meir, 42, said the crew communicated by using "Runglish" - a mixture of Russian and English.

Russian Orthodox priests blessed the spacecraft ahead of the launch, in a traditional prayer service often held before Russian rocket launches.

The spacecraft became the final to blast off from the initiate pad where Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin went off into attach onboard the Vostok 1, turning into the first man in attach in 1961.

About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and space station will open and the new residents will be greeted by station commander Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov.

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Meir, Skripochka and Al Mansouri are scheduled for launch at 9:45 a.m.

The first Arab in outer space was Saudi Arabia's Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud, who flew on a United States shuttle mission in 1985.

Two years later, Syrian air pressure pilot Muhammed Faris spent every week aboard the Soviet Union's Mir house station.

Three more spacefliers arrived at the International Space Station today in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, increasing the orbital outpost's population from its usual six to a crowded nine.

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