Summary: 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.
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The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Emirati astronauts
Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi have completed their training at the European Astronaut
Centre (EAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.
Part of the training was attended by Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director-General of MBRSC, and Salem AlMarri, Assistant Director-General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC and Head of the UAE Astronaut
Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre(MBRSC), said: "Day after day, we get closer to achieving the vision of our wise leadership to make the UAE a leader in the space industry, with the first Emirati astronaut
travelling into space to conduct scientific experiments that benefit humanity.
It also comes on the heels of an announcement by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) that AlMansoori has been chosen as the prime astronaut
and AlNeyadi as the back-up astronaut
The two-day workshops were attended by His Excellency Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, and Salem AlMarri, Assistant Director General for Science and Technology Sector, Head of UAE Astronaut
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