US astronaut Christina Cook posted a photo of her participation in the filming of Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati astronaut during his Arabic tour on the International Space Station for the first time since its inception.
Al Mansoori, the UAE's first scientific mission in space, was part of the Emirates Astronaut Program, which lasted for eight days on September 25th, during which 31 scientific experiments were conducted, including 16 in collaboration with international space agencies and 15 curriculum-inspired experiments. For the United Arab Emirates.
`` During the historic mission of Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri aboard the International Space Station, I was honored to take pictures of him during his tour of the station, where I saw in his eyes a sense of pride and pride in his wonderful homeland, when he first saw it from space, '' said Cook.
The first image shows Christina carrying a video camera, while Hazza stands inside one of the sections of the International Station, while the other image shows the Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, taken by Hazza Al Mansouri, while on board the International Space Station.
US astronaut Christina Cook is now carrying out her scientific mission aboard the station. She has arrived since March 14 this year, and on October 18, Christina carried out her first full space walk, along with fellow astronaut Jessica Mir.
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center recently published a video of Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri in the first video tour in Arabic, explaining the components, devices and equipment on board the International Space Station, as well as an overview of the daily lives of astronauts in space.
It is worth mentioning that the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center supervises the Emirates Astronaut Program, as the first integrated program in the Arab region to prepare national cadres participating in manned space flights to carry out various scientific missions, and become part of the research carried out by the international scientific community to devise solutions Of many challenges that in turn help to improve human life on Earth.
The Emirates Astronaut Program is funded directly by the Telecommunication and Information Technology Sector Development Fund, the financing arm of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Launched in 2007, the fund is the first of its kind in the Middle East and aims to support research and development efforts in the telecommunications sector in the country, enrich, support and develop technical services and promote the country's integration into the global economy.