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Photos: UAE astronaut Hazzaa wears traditional Emirati attire in space

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on October 1, 2019 | Last updated on October 1, 2019 at 11.19 pm
Hazzaa AlMansoori, UAEs first astronaut, International Space Station, ISS, Roscosmosm

(Picture retrieved from @roscosmos/Twitter)

AlMansoori is the first Emirati in space and the first Arab on the International Space Station.


Hazzaa AlMansoori, UAE's first astronaut to go into space and the International Space Station, was seen sporting the traditional Emirati attire while at the ISS.

The pictures of the same were shared by Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, on their official Twitter account.

AlMansoori is the first Emirati in space and the first Arab on the International Space Station (ISS) to be seen wearing the traditional white kandoora paired with a white ghutra (headgear).

The UAE last week achieved a major milestone after Hazzaa lifted off to the ISS on the Soyuz MS-12 mission, S61 Expedition. AlMansoori, father of four and a former military fighter jet pilot, rocketed off at exactly 5.57pm (UAE time) on September 25 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome's Gagarin Launch Pad.





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