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.
The UAE is set to make history on 25th September, when the nation’s first-ever astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori takes off to space for his mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The UAE is now in the final stages of developing a new space law, according to Dr. Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general of the UAE Space Agency.
The UAE Space Agency and Exolaunch have announced a joint agreement to launch MeznSat into orbit by the end of this year.
The UAE Space Agency and Virgin Galactic have announced a new partnership that will see the two parties cooperate across a range of areas including plans to develop space tourism flights.
The overall investment in the UAE’s space projects exceeded AED 22 billion with more than 10 percent growth rate on projects expenditure during the past two years.
The first Emirati astronauts have started training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia.
NASA and the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) have signed an Implementing Arrangement (IA) that outlines cooperation across a range of areas related to space exploration and human spaceflight.
The UAE Space Agency has revealed that it is preparing a comprehensive strategy for investing in the UAE’s space sector, in cooperation with relevant authorities, which will be announced in October.
The UAE, represented by Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, has obtained membership within the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences.