UAE astronauts Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Neyadi said that the International Space Station has only 45 days left, congratulating everyone on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.
They said: «45 days remain on our historic mission, and we are ready to go, and we are in the final stage of the training», calling on everyone to support them.
The UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri is currently preparing a training plan in preparation for the flight to the International Space Station, which is scheduled to launch on September 25, according to Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, which includes simulation of the process of liftoff, and access to the International Space Station Al Mansouri trains with the main team, Al Neyadi trains with the substitute team, and each team consists of three astronauts.
Hazza, the first Emirati astronaut, is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS15 spacecraft, which will launch from the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan. He will spend eight days aboard the International Space Station. On board the Soyuz MS12.
Hazza Al Mansouri, a military pilot and one of the most prominent F-16 pilots, graduated from Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College, and was able to work and his unlimited ambition made him a pilot officer, and was one of the first UAE and Arab pilots participating in the Dubai Air Show In performances on the 50th anniversary of the UAE Armed Forces, UAE National Day 2017, and the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the UAE Armed Forces.
Prior to joining the UAE astronauts program in the UAE Armed Forces, Sultan Al Neyadi worked as a network security engineer and holds a PhD in information leak prevention.
Al Mansoori and Al Neyadi were selected to be the first Emirati astronauts among the 4,022 candidates who applied for the Emirates Astronaut Program, after a long series of advanced medical and psychological tests and a series of personal interviews to the highest international standards.