September 25 2019 1:12pm

UAE sends first astronaut into space

The United Arab Emirates sent its first astronaut into space on Sept. 25. Hazzaa al Mansoori and two other astronauts – U.S. astronaut Jessica Meir and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka – took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station.

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