Hazza Al Mansouri

The Hope Probe’s entry into the Martian orbit established the UAE as a serious contender in the global space race. But before that, the country’s first astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri led the way when he spearheaded the UAE’s first scientific mission to the International Space Station in 2019.

Along with his colleague Sultan Al Neyadi, Mansouri has also trained at NASA after his return and will soon be returning to the ISS. He was featured among the world’s 100 most influential people in space exploration and inspired another pair of astronauts picked from the UAE.

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