His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, described Hazza Al Mansouri's arrival at the International Space Station as “the big step for the UAE.” His Highness said, “This is only the beginning of a journey of hard work towards reaching leadership. “Our next goal will be to reach Mars.
- «The word impossible is not echoed only by the weak .. It does not exist as long as man has the will».
- «Zayed's ambition was from the desert to space .. With the efforts of the sons of Zayed we have achieved the dream and we reached into space».
"Everybody dreams, but in the UAE we get up and strive to achieve the dream."
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in a phone call with Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati astronaut in the second day of his stay on the International Space Station, during his visit yesterday to Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, congratulating him His arrival at the space station is a historic achievement for the UAE and the Arab and Islamic nations.
His Highness conveyed the congratulations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Hazza Al Mansouri and wishes him success in the first UAE manned space flight, with being the first Arab astronaut to visit the International Space Station. Zayed in attaining space. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed that this great step for the UAE is only the beginning of a journey of hard work to reach the pioneering space. His Highness said during the call to Mansouri: «You are the pride of the people of the UAE .. You are the first, and the first always "But I tell you that the queues of the daughters and sons of the Emirates will follow your steps to complete the march."
His Highness expressed his happiness for this achievement which translates the ambition of the late founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, to reach from the desert to space, pointing out that Sheikh Zayed was keen to invite space scientists and experts to visit the state for discussion And to identify them on the latest developments and discoveries in this area.
During the call, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed that what distinguishes the UAE from others is to insist on turning dreams into accomplishments and challenging the impossible, a word which is not recognized by His Highness and is only echoed by the 'weak'.
His Highness said: “Everyone dreams, but we get up and strive to achieve the dream, and our next goal will be to reach Mars, and my brother and Mohammed bin Zayed, believe in our ability to achieve this, some around us said this is impossible, but the word impossible is only echoed by the weak, and does not exist As long as man has the will ».
- Mohammed bin Rashid congratulates Mohammed bin Zayed to Hazza Al Mansouri.
- Queues of daughters and sons of the UAE will follow the steps of Mansouri to complete the march.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during his call, was keen to check on the progress of the scientific program of astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, as planned during his stay on the International Space Station, where he confirmed the conduct of scientific experiments according to the schedule of the trip, reviewing some of the experiments that took place Conducted so far and since arriving at the station early in the morning the day before yesterday.
His Highness asked Al Mansouri how he felt with the first moments when he boarded the spacecraft at the beginning of this historic journey and the first of an Emirati astronaut.Al Mansouri said that he was overwhelmed by the feelings of pride and joy as Zayed's ambition and the UAE dream became a reality thanks to the support of leadership He was delighted to arrive at the station and see the Earth from space and see the UAE's location.
Leadership is a role model in supporting people
The first Emirati Arab astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, expressed his thanks and gratitude to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed during his call with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Al Nahyan, for all the support, encouragement and support without which this achievement would not have been achieved.
He stressed that the leadership provides a model to support its people and challenge the impossible and provide opportunities for young people in all areas and the status of the people of the UAE always in the first positions, adding that this great support was one of the most important reasons that fulfilled Zayed's ambition to reach the UAE in space in the hands of its people, and their determination and determination that Their state is always at the forefront.
He expressed his great pride in being the first Emirati and the first Arab to address the Earth in Arabic from the International Space Station and the first to carry the UAE flag into space, hoping that the experiments he and his colleagues will contribute to the service of mankind.