The Russian Soyuz MS15 spacecraft successfully arrived at the International Space Station, carrying the first Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, who broadcast an audio message to the people of the UAE.
The spacecraft was launched in the first manned mission to the UAE at 05:57 pm, local time, with a crew on board along with Mansouri, Russian astronaut Oleg Scribochka, and US astronaut Jessica Mir.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said on his Twitter page: “More than two years ago, I launched my brother Mohammed bin Zayed (Emirates Astronaut Program). The first Emirati astronaut on a historic mission to the International Space Station, a proud achievement of the UAE, and dedicated to the Arab and Islamic nations ».
His Highness added: "The arrival of Hazza Al-Mansouri to space is a message to all Arab youth, that we can move forward, move forward, and catch up with others. Our next stop is Mars through the Hope Probe, which our young people have designed and exerted ably."
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said on his Twitter page: “I have followed with pride the UAE son Hazza Al Mansouri's rise to the International Space Station. The homeland, a historic step that reinforces our promising ambitions for the future, we pray to God to Hazza to succeed in his mission and return safely home.
His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, stressed that the UAE is drawing a new and promising future for the region by entering the world of space and creating conditions and environment stimulating exploration and innovation, and its dependence on the youth and daughters of the country in advancing scientific and research fields, under the wisdom of leadership. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Chief Leader Z armed forces.
His Highness said that the 25th of September 2019 is an exceptional day for a great event in the history of our country, in order to create a promising and fascinating future in the field of space, to enter a world of scientific discoveries, and contribute to the service of mankind, which consolidates the status of our country globally, and supports the development process And development at all levels.
His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah, confirmed that the launch of Hazza Al Mansouri to the International Space Station is a historic event and a milestone in the UAE's record of achievements, which has become inspiring for the people of the world.
His Highness the Ruler of Fujairah congratulated the UAE and Arab people on the accomplishment of the mansour astronaut, pointing out that the UAE is proud of its children, and they stress today that it is not impossible with the culture of work and excellence that they grew up.
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, said that on a glorious and ambitious historic day embracing space and a unique leadership vision, plans, programs and strategies for space exploration, the UAE son Hazza Al Mansouri records a UAE and Arab space number in the history of the world and the space industry. Announcing the beginning of our scientific projects in all fields, in accordance with the highest standards, skills and international expertise and high efficiency, within the framework of ambitious space programs embodied the meanings of national will among the people of the country, planted by the founding leader of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, In addition to the National Space Program, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in 2017, During which he attracted young national talent.
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, stressed that the UAE is moving forward with a steady pace towards strengthening its international position as a leading country in the field of science, knowledge and forward-looking through participation in the space exploration race according to a comprehensive vision and an ambitious national program.
His Highness said that the launch of Hazza Al-Mansouri's mission as the first Emirati astronaut to reach the International Space Station is a historic milestone in the history of the UAE, a moment of pride for every Emirati, and a qualitative leap for the people of the country towards a new era that enhances the country's position in the race of space science and exploration » .
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, presented this historic achievement to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their brothers, members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the UAE, affirming his pride in the UAE's ability to impress the world with achievements. Minds are times when Arabs dominate platforms Knowledge and science with discoveries and contributions are still being taught today at the world's largest universities and scientific institutes.
His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai, following the successful launch of the mission from the observation center «Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center» in Dubai, expressed his sincere wishes to the astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri to complete the historic mission to the fullest, and conduct all scientific experiments planned within this The journey will be the beginning of a new era in which the UAE affirms its scientific and cultural leadership on a global level, and ushered in a new stage of advanced scientific development in support of the future of humanity and aimed at improving the quality of human life.
He attributed the success of this mission to the great support given by the wise leadership of the UAE to the space file as one of the most prominent files on its massive agenda of initiatives, projects and plans that aim to lay the foundations for a future in which the people of the UAE and the people around the region will enjoy more prosperity, progress and progress.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on his Twitter page, said: “The UAE is consolidating its position among the makers of the future, a new achievement in the UAE's success and we dedicate it to our leaders and put it in the service of our nation, our nation and the world around us.” His Highness added: "The arrival of the UAE name in space is a dream started by Zayed, and sponsored by Khalifa, and transformed into reality Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohammed bin Zayed, the glory of the homeland can only be achieved by leaders who make the best future for their people." Tomorrow is better .. The achievements of the UAE will remain a beacon that illuminates the path towards this hope ».
Following the successful launch, His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai, accompanied by the observation center at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, accompanied the team qualified to represent the UAE in the First Global Championship, the world's largest challenge in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics, hosted by the UAE in October. 2019, for the first time in the region.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said on his Twitter page: “With all the feelings of joy and pride, we are following Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri on his historic journey to the International Space Station. Today, we write a new chapter in the record of achievement for our country and all Arabs, and the next most beautiful, God willing.
The successful launch of the first flight of an Emirati astronaut, carried by the Soyuz MS15 spacecraft, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, marks the inauguration of the UAE's first manned mission to space, marking a major achievement for the Arab and Islamic nations. The region will resume the era of manned space flight, in fulfillment of the dream of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE, in the 1970s, and in implementation of the vision of our wise leadership that the UAE be an effective and influential partner in shaping the future. For the efforts of sincere Wataniya seeking to put the name of the UAE always in the forefront, and within the highest ranks in various fields.
The launch was attended by Baikonur, UAE Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi, Chairman of the Emirates Space Agency, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, and Director General of the Center, Yousef Hamad. Al Shaibani, Director of the Emirates Astronaut Program, Salem Al Marri, as well as a number of dignitaries and staff of the Center, and the astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi.
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The success of the launch is the result of strategic partnerships with major global space agencies, including: the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the European Space Agency and the US Space Agency (NASA); Emirati women are able to participate in shaping the future, and pioneering the development of its industries and vital sectors, especially the industry, science and research space.