and others shared their condolences on Twitter.
Salem Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs in the UAE and Program Manager of UAE Astronaut
Programme said: "As per the vision of the UAE National Space Programme, and the wider vision for the advancement of the nation, the UAE Astronaut
Programme aims to prepare and qualify Emirati astronauts
through strong international cooperation and knowledge-transfer across space science.
On this day, a new chapter in our history begins with the launch of the first UAE Astronaut
Programme, dedicated to training and sending four Emirati Astronauts
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday called on young Emirati men and women to register for the UAE Astronauts
Programme to become the nation's first batch of astronauts
Uniphi Space Agency, a division of Uniphi Good LLC, has shared the first National Astronaut
Day campaign, to take place annually on May 5th, the agency said.
As they circle around Earth in orbit, astronauts
experience a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes.
Tested using the OCT-specialist's Spectralis device, the astronauts
had an eye exam before they set off into orbit in October and have since been monitored on a fortnightly basis.
6 SUNSHINE (2007) THE Earth's in danger from the sun in director Danny Boyle's sci-fi offering and it's left to a team of astronauts
to save the day.
We would like to train astronauts
from other countries and organizations that have such a demand, and we would be glad to provide trips to foreign astronauts
," said Yang Liwei, Deputy Director of China Manned Space Agency.
More than 50 female astronauts
from seven countries have to date served in space missions.
A handful of astronauts
each year are launching on a Russian Soyuz spaceship to the International Space Station for six-month stays.
The capsule is roughly two metres in length and the whole cabin can hold up to three astronauts
at one time.
Among the thousands of questions that need to be answered before astronauts
travel to distant planets and asteroids are questions related to the astronauts
could one day be able to explore asteroids and the tiny moons of other planets with a "baby bouncer" to keep them tied to the surface.
Scientists have created a tight-fitting space suit that is more comfortable than the bulky suits worn by astronauts