UAE astronaut all set for his mission to the International Space Station

UAE astronaut all set for his mission to the International Space Station

25 Sep 2019

Hazza Al Mansoori is bound to make history today!

The UAE's first Emirati astronaut Hamza Al Mansoori has said he will rely on "almighty God" for his mission to the International Space Station (ISS). 

The prime crew along with their reserve crew for the space mission met with the media at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baiknour, Kazakhstan to discuss their thoughts and details about the mission, where Al Mansoori added he is "not alone" as millions of Arabs are with him “in their hearts”.

Hazza Al Mansoori will lift-off to the ISS at 5:56 pm on Wednesday on the Soyuz MS15 spacecraft alongside Russian commander Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Backup crew Sultan Al Neyadi with fellow reserve Russian commander Sergey Ryzhikov and NASA astronaut Thoman Marshburn.