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Mohammed bin Rashid meets UAE's first astronauts

March 6, 2019  

Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received today in Za’abeel Palace, the UAE's first astronauts, Sultan Al Neyadi and Hazzaa Al Mansouri.

Crown Prince of Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also attended the reception.

Sheikh Mohammed discussed with the two astronauts their future journey as they will embark on a voyage aboard a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station. One of the two astronauts will be selected for the journey that will last one week.

His Highness was briefed about their preparations and scientific training they are undertaking to be at the same level with the international peers.His Highness blesses their journey and wished them success in their drive. His Highness also said that investing in science and education as well as training youth is a top priority of the UAE, as it counts on them to set strong and sustainable basis for prosperity and advancement.

The weekly gathering (Majlis), was attended by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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