UAE’s First Space Mission

The Central School students supporting the UAE space mission.

Hazza Al Mansouri (34) created history by becoming the first UAE astronaut to go to space. He boarded a Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan before blasting off into space. He spent eight days at the International Space Station where he carried out scientific experiments and returned.

It was in December 2017 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, launched the UAE Astronaut Program to find the country’s first ever space traveler.