Registration extended for second batch of UAE astronaut programme hopefuls

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UAE
  • Date: 01/19/2020
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector: Defense
  • Country: UAE

Registration extended for second batch of UAE astronaut programme hopefuls

Registration for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme had a huge interest from male and female Emiratis of all ages.. Given the huge turnout for registration in the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) extended the deadline for application submission until March 31.. The extension aims to provide Emiratis aspiring to engage in scientific exploration and manned space missions the opportunity to enroll in the programme.. Since announcing it last December, registration for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme had a huge interest from male and female Emiratis of all ages, specialties and sectors, thanks to the great impact of "Zayed Ambition" mission, the first Emirati manned space mission, by Hazzaa AlMansoori to the International Space Station.. MBRSC pointed that applicants to the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme should be UAE nationals above 18 years old, have proficiency in Arabic and English, and be university graduates (Bachelor's or Higher degrees).. All professions will be considered, from engineers to pilots, military personnel to teachers, those involved in STEM and other professions.. Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, said: "The great interest in joining the second batch…