Khalifa University of Science and Technology has awarded the first honorary doctorate since the founding of the UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri to mark the historic achievement of being the first Arab astronaut to reach the International Space Station and the first Emirati astronaut.
His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Crown Prince's Court and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University, said that the award of an honorary doctorate to Hazza Al Mansouri is an expression of the pride of the UAE for its leadership, institutions, people and various sectors, especially the higher education sector, the great and historic achievement of the first Emirati astronaut.
His Highness added that Hazza Al Mansouri's journey to space was inspiring for university students in the UAE to realize their ambitions no matter what the difficulties. As a leading university in the field of aerospace research, honoring the UAE astronaut Al Mansouri by granting him the first honorary doctorate awarded by the university is part of the university's mission to encourage young people to pay attention to science.
Khalifa University is the first graduate of aerospace engineers in the UAE. It offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in aerospace engineering. It includes the Aeronautical Research and Innovation Center, and was the first to establish the first advanced space laboratory in the region. Developed in the world. The university's master students built the first mini-satellite to be built in university laboratories in the country, where the mini-satellite was launched to the International Space Station, while the university intends to launch three other mini-satellites by the end of next year, and to establish a sophisticated space laboratory. Contributes to the analysis of the data to be sent from Mars.
UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri returned days ago from a week-long historic space flight to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS15, where he conducted a series of scientific tests to experiment with the dynamics of liquids in space, in order to verify the behavior of liquids under microgravity The tests dealt with technological issues related to lack of fluids during station movement.
The trip came to realize a dream started by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, which turned into a vision of leadership in the UAE to enter the UAE to the club of countries that have arrived in space.