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Hazzaa AlMansoori

Hazzaa AlMansoori became the first Emirati to travel to space in September 2019. On board the International Space Station (ISS) he conducted scientific experiments and introduced his fellow astronauts to Emirati culture and food.

AlMansoori was selected from over 4,000 candidates for the UAE Astronaut Programme, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed forces, in 2017. He has more than 14 years of experience in aviation, and in 2016, Al Mansouri qualified to be SOLO Demonstration pilot.