Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri is carrying the hopes of the nation on his shoulders, said Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency.
Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), and Sultan AlNeyadi, the back-up astronaut for the same mission, have successfully completed their final tests for the mission.
India said on Tuesday it expected to spend $1.43 billion on its first manned space mission to be launched by 2022, Reuters reported.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), and The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, signed a cooperation agreement to send the first Emirati astronaut to space to participate in scientific research as part of the Russian space mission.
The space sector will help solve critical issues around renewable energy, transportation, nutrition and water conservation according to Dr. Ahmad …