Logo of first Emirati space mission pays tribute to Sheikh Zayed

Top Stories

Logo of first Emirati space mission pays tribute to Sheikh Zayed

Dubai - Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori will carry the mission's logo with him on his mission to ISS.

By Staff Report

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Tue 25 Jun 2019, 3:40 PM

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in cooperation with the Federal Youth Authority (FYA), unveiled the logo for the first Arab and Emirati mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25.
The mission is part of the UAE Astronaut Programme, launched in 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to train and prepare a team of Emiratis to be sent to space for various scientific missions.

MBRSC highlighted that the logo was designed in cooperation with the FYA. It reflects the creativity of Emirati youth, as well as their talent and contributions to building the future of the UAE and its pioneering achievements in space.



Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairperson of the Federal Youth Authority, said, "We are happy to collaborate with MBRSC in designing the logo for the first Arab and Emirati mission to ISS, with the participation of Emirati youth".

Al Mazrui added that entrusting Emirati youth to design the logo shows the extent of the leadership's trust and interest, and continuous support to young people in various fields and disciplines. This has contributed to making Emirati youth a global model for leadership, creativity, and excellence.

"We strongly believe in the youth's vital role, as well as their creativity and innovation in achieving the objectives and vision of our wise leadership and turning them into a tangible reality," added HE Al Mazrui.

"The contribution of Emirati youth to design the logo for the first Emirati mission to ISS, aims to create a distinctive identity that expresses the UAE's leadership in the field of space, as well as its culture and heritage," continued HE Al Mazrui.

His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Chairman of MBRSC, said, "The mission's logo reflects the ambition of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for the Emirati youth to explore space, especially as he believed in their abilities and was keen on the UAE's presence in this sector and having an Emirati space sector. Hazzaa Al Mansoori will carry 'Zayed's ambition' with him into space, wearing the logo on his shoulder, during his historic mission to ISS; a moment of pride for every Emirati and every Arab".

"MBRSC's cooperation with FYA comes within the framework of our shared vision to empower youth and enhance their capabilities in various disciplines and provide them with an environment conducive to innovation and creativity. At MBRSC, we work according to an integrated strategy to foster creativity among Emirati youth," added Al Mansoori.

Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori will carry the mission's logo with him during his mission to ISS in September.

The UAE Astronaut Programme, funded by the ICT Fund of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Launched in 2007, the Fund, which is the first of its kind in the Arab world, aims to support research and development within the ICT sector in the UAE, helping it to grow into a nationally significant industry that occupies a leading place in the world.



More news from