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The UAE joined the ranks of 18 countries that have sent people to the International Space Station (ISS)


Mission to ISS

The pioneering mission to the ISS is part of the UAE Astronaut Programme that was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in 2017, to train and prepare Emirati astronauts to travel to space on various scientific missions.