Hazzaa al-Mansoori will make history as the first Arab on the International Space Station. Mansoori belongs to the United Arab Emirates. He tweeted before the launch that he was “filled with this indescribable feeling of glory and awe”.
Mansoori is accompanied by Russia’s Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. The Soyuz rocket carrying the three was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 25. The three of them will head back to Earth on October 3.