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First Emirati astronaut to return to the UAE on Saturday

First Emirati astronaut to return to the UAE on Saturday

The first Arab to reach the ISS, Al Mansoori spent eight days at the station

Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori is scheduled to return to the UAE on Saturday, October 12 following his return from the International Space Station (ISS) last week, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has said.

The first Arab to reach the ISS, Al Mansoori spent eight days at the station conducting several experiments.

Following his return to Earth on October 3, Al Mansoori underwent medical check ups and tests at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC) in Moscow.

The medical tests were part of his scientific mission to study the effect of microgravity on human body. It was the first time that these experiments are performed on someone from the Arab region.

AL Mansoori, along with the backup astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, will head back to the UAE accompanied with MBRSC chairman, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, and the director general Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani.

Read: UAE’s first astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori back on Earth

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