UAE astronaut Hazza Al-Mansouri, meanwhile, spends his first hours in space, about 390 kilometers away from our planet, on a great mission that will be documented by history and recorded as a station in the march of a nation that refuses to be at the forefront but never to sleep.
Mansouri's journey is not an ordinary trip. More importantly, it is a journey that represents the founder's dream of having a place among nations in space, a contribution to his science, and a role in human progress and prosperity.
It is true that Mansouri is not the first Arab astronaut, but his journey is of exceptional importance.It is not just a trip that aims to create a new astronaut only, but paves the way for the launch of an ambitious space project, embodied in a program, centers and institutions, and crystallized in an integrated space project.
Space is no longer an arena of conflict as it was during the Cold War. It has become a field of competition between nations, competing for the betterment of human life on Earth, and many examples, in many areas such as satellite communications, remote sensing, microgravity research and navigation via Satellites, and even medical fields.
Al-Mansouri's trip is part of the Emirates Astronaut Program, which is supervised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center and is the first integrated program in the Arab region to prepare national cadres involved in manned space missions to carry out various scientific missions, which become part of the research carried out by The international scientific community, in order to devise solutions to many challenges that in turn help to improve the lives of humans on Earth.
Al Mansouri revolves around the globe once every 90 minutes, bringing with him the dream of the Emirates, and indeed the dream of all Arabs, to reach space and reveal its secrets. Each time, he may be able to look from afar to the Liwa desert where he grew up, inspire him and ignite his passion for flying high, and to a country that has paved the way for its citizens all prosperity, progress and well-being. Venerably entrusted to him ably.
Mansouri's trip takes eight days, and he will spend his time at the International Space Station, on a mission he himself described as the "mission of dreams." As we followed yesterday, with all the pride and pride, moment by moment, the launch of the Soyuz spacecraft carrying the astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri into space, our tongues will continue to cheer for him until he returns home.
We are confident that in the future, Al Mansouri will become a distinguished world, delivering the harvest of his knowledge and experience to all who seek it. Tomorrow, when schools, colleges and universities race to host it, the passion for science and space will grow for our students, and it will inspire our children, who will see it as a symbol of Emirati ambition.
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