Today, the first Emirati Astronaut will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS). At 5.30pm Hazzaa AlMansoori will begin his first expedition to space, making him the first Arab on the ISS.
Last night, the Burj Khalifa also lit to show their support for AlMansoori. The tallest building in the world projected a picture of the Emirati Astronaut and depicted a rocket launching into space.
“#HazzaaAlMansoori is one man, but he represents the dreams and ambitions of millions of #Arabs around the world. Be part of his incredible journey to #Space,” Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre writes on Twitter.
#HazzaaAlMansoori is one man, but he represents the dreams and ambitions of millions of #Arabs around the world. Be part of his incredible journey to #Space. Watch today’s historic launch LIVE on Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter/ YouTube or https://t.co/o0CCHRLAir
5:30 PM UAE Time pic.twitter.com/ViCM0eWRj7— MBR Space Centre (@MBRSpaceCentre) September 25, 2019
The historic launch will be available to stream live on social media this afternoon.
For months, AlMansoori has been documenting his training on his social media.
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أثناء تجريب بدلة الفضاء #السوكول ومعناها بالعربية "الصقر" ،يقوم الخبراء في مصنع زفيزدا بقياس مركز الكتلة ،والذي يعتبر من المعطيات المُهمة في عملية إطلاق الصاروخ الذي يحمل مركبة السويوز وحساب مساره. ========== Checking the center of mass while wearing the #SOKOL space suit which means ”Falcon”, this is one of the Variables they have to consider for the rocket launch and its trajectory.#rocketscience #npp_zvezda #طموح_زايد#soyuzms15
National Geographic will be creating a four-part documentary series in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to share with the world the UAE's remarkable accomplishments and unbridled ambition in relation to its National Space Programme.