The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has announced that 18 candidates are currently undergoing the final stage of the interviews leading up to choosing the first Emirati astronaut corps of the UAE Astronaut Programme.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre announced that 39 out of 95 candidates passed the physical and psychological tests to qualify for the preliminary list of the UAE Astronaut Programme.
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), a member of the SpaceOps executive committee, has announced that it will be hosting SpaceOps 2022 in Dubai, the international conference on space operations and data systems.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre has shortlisted a total of 95 applicants, including 75 men and 20 women, for the UAE Astronaut Program, WAM reported.
Registrations for the UAE Astronaut Programme has reportedly received a total of 4,022 applications from Emiratis who are aspiring to become part of the nation’s first space programme.
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has announced that they will be hosting workshops for governmental nominees of the UAE Astronaut Programme in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on 27th and 28th March.
Over 3,000 candidates have successfully completed the online registration, 60 percent of who are STEM qualified and over 20 percent are pilots.
As the first step in its journey to space, KhalifaSat was flown from Dubai to Incheon International Airport in South Korea on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft that was specially chartered for the occasion.
The Hope Probe is three-metres tall with 600 KW solar panels, and will soon embark on its 55-million-kilometre journey to the Red Planet, with a view to sending the spaceship to Mars by 2021 to coincide with the country’s 50th anniversary.
Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, has emphasised why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.