25th September 2019 marks the day when Hazza Ali Abdan Khalfan Al Mansouri, the first person from UAE in space, began his voyage aboard the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft.
this is where his journey BEGAN...
Hazza was born on 13 December 1983 in the Abu Dhabi suburb of Al Wathba. In his childhood, he loved exploring and watching stars and meteors on dark nights in the desert of Liwa where he spent most of his childhood. He dreamed of being a pilot and loved to read about airplanes and space trips.
After graduating from Al Seddique High School in Liwa, Al Dhafra Region (previously known as the Western Region), Al Mansouri studied at Khalifa bin Zayed Air College, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in aviation.
He joined the UAE Armed Forces and later became a military pilot. The UAE sent him to train on F-16 fighter jets in Arizona, USA. He went through advanced training courses in Water Survival, GYRO LAP Course up to 9G’s, and RED Flag Exercise. After his return, he worked as an F-16 pilot.
In 2016, he was selected to train to be an air-show pilot. In 2017, he took part in the Dubai Airshow 2017 and participated in different shows in a number of cities in the UAE to mark the UAE National Day on 2 December (The National Day of the UAE) 2017. (WikiPedia)
his career path serves as an inspiration for all uae nationals to follow. the only limit to your success is your imagination!
FULL LAUNCH VIDEO
ONBOARD THE SPACE STATION
"They say the sky is the limit for ambition. We say: The sky is only the beginning."
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
HOW IS LIFE ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
THE RETURN SCHEDULE
11am – Live undocking coverage begins
11.36am – Undocking scheduled
1.30pm – Live deorbit and landing coverage begins
2.06pm – Deorbit burn scheduled
2.58pm – Landing near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan