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UAE Announces Two New Astronauts and Ambitious Space Ventures by 2024

Two new astronauts will launch into space by 2024, marking an important milestone for the UAE's space programme.

In a significant development for the UAE’s space program, two new astronauts are set to embark on space missions by 2024. 

This statement was made by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, during a meeting of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) board, which he chaired.

New Astronauts: Mohammed Al Mulla and Nora Al Matroushi:

Sheikh Hamdan revealed that Mohammed Al Mulla and Nora Al Matroushi will undertake trailblazing space missions in the coming years, contributing to the UAE’s growing presence in space exploration.

The Crown Prince also provided updates on the UAE’s space initiatives. Soon, the UAE plans to launch MBZ-Sat, touted as the most advanced satellite in the Arab world. 

The Rashid Rover 2 project will continue, demonstrating the UAE’s commitment to lunar exploration.

UAE’s Vision for Space Exploration:

Sheikh Hamdan emphasized the UAE’s commitment to realizing its vision of becoming a prominent player in the global space industry. 

The nation is determined to undertake ambitious projects that will benefit the UAE and humanity as a whole.

Enhancing the UAE’s Space Profile:

Sheikh Hamdan was briefed during the meeting on the MBRSC’s ambitious missions and future programs. 

He expressed the UAE’s aspiration to become a significant global contributor to space exploration, leveraging its expertise, knowledge, and strategic partnerships.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre plays a pivotal role in the UAE’s space program, aligning with the leadership’s vision to shape the future of space exploration. 

Its goal is to gather new data and insights that will benefit the UAE, the region, and the global community.

UAE’s Commitment to Excellence:

Sheikh Hamdan emphasized the UAE’s commitment to excellence in space exploration, setting high standards and launching ambitious missions. 

The nation aims to advance its role as an innovator and trailblazer in the region and the world.

The meeting also discussed the next steps for the UAE Astronaut Programme, including the training of astronauts Mohammed Al Mulla and Nora Al Matrooshi. 

These astronauts were selected to train alongside NASA astronauts, and they are expected to be ready for space missions upon graduating from the program in 2024.

Future of Space Exploration:

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Chairman of the MBRSC Board of Directors, highlighted the UAE’s commitment to bolstering its role in space exploration. 

The MBRSC aims to nurture UAE innovation and talent and establish a global platform for knowledge sharing, expertise, and data exchange in space exploration.

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