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All you need to know about the UAE space mission

The UAE will send its first astronaut into space on Wednesday, September 25. Hazza Al Mansouri will board a Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan before blasting off into space. He will spend eight days at the International Space Station where he will carry out scientific experiments and — all the while etching his name in the history books of the UAE.

Here is everything you need to know about the country’s first astronaut’s mission:

How was the UAE’s first astronaut chosen?

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