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UAE's 1st Astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri Faces Final Test Before Historic Space Mission

World | Associated Press | August 30, 2019, 3:37 pm
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 Hazza Al Mansouri from UAE will be the first astronaut who will face a crucial last test this weekend before embarking on a milestone mission to space. Hazza Al Mansouri began his two-day mock mission in Russia on August 30 ahead of his landmark journey to the International Space Station. Take a look at the pictures<br /><br />United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri gestures before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

Hazza Al Mansouri from UAE will be the first astronaut who will face a crucial last test this weekend before embarking on a milestone mission to space. Hazza Al Mansouri began his two-day mock mission in Russia on August 30 ahead of his landmark journey to the International Space Station. Take a look at the pictures

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri gestures before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎ and US astronaut Jessica Meir pose for a picture before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎ and US astronaut Jessica Meir pose for a picture before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 United Arab Emirates astronaut HAzza Al Mansouri, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎ and US astronaut Jessica Meir walk before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

United Arab Emirates astronaut HAzza Al Mansouri, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎ and US astronaut Jessica Meir walk before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri gestures before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri gestures before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎, center, and US astronaut Jessica Meir arrive for their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎, center, and US astronaut Jessica Meir arrive for their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri speaks to media before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri speaks to media before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 US astronaut Jessica Meir gestures before her final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

US astronaut Jessica Meir gestures before her final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri gestures before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri gestures before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎, center, and US astronaut Jessica Meir arrive for their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka‎, center, and US astronaut Jessica Meir arrive for their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka speaks to media before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka speaks to media before his final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 US astronaut Jessica Meir smiles before her final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

US astronaut Jessica Meir smiles before her final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz spacecraft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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