The first UAE astronaut to travel to space for now is focusing his attention on the UAE's Hope Mission, set to reach the Red Planet on the country's 50th anniversary.
Hazzaa was honoured as part of the university's efforts to support the country’s space sector.
The main facade of Nasdaq building has paid tribute to Al Mansoori, saying, "A proud moment. Welcome back home Hazzaa Al Mansoori, UAE’s first astronaut, to reach the International Space Station, ISS."
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Hazzaa and Sultan Al Neyadi at the Al Bateen airport.
Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, along with astronauts Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin, arrived in Star City in Moscow and were greeted by their family and friends.
There is no doubt that Emiratis are a very talented people, and the backing of the leadership has helped them do what was hitherto considered well nigh impossible. Long before a lockdown became the new normal,
Sheikh Sultan tours academy along with UAE astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi.
Emirati astronaut reveals post flight details in a press conference
The prime crew continued their preflight preparations at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The main crew include Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka (commander), NASA astronaut Jessica Meir (flight engineer) and space flight participant Hazzaa Al Mansouri (UAE).