UAE astronauts to train on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon simulator for ISS mission – The National

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  • Date: 07-Jun-2022
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Defense
  • Country: UAE
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UAE astronauts to train on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon simulator for ISS mission – The National

The UAE's astronauts currently in Houston will soon learn how to operate SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule for a possible trip to and from the International Space Station.

The country secured a six-month stay at the orbiting science laboratory as part of the Nasa-Space Crew-6 mission, with a launch scheduled next spring from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Sultan Al Neyadi and Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati to fly to space in 2019, now qualify for Nasa-led missions after completing a two-year basic training programme by Nasa in Houston.