Dubai: Emirati astronauts Mr. Hazza Al Mansoori and Mr. Sultan Al Neyadi visited the Museum of the Future in Dubai with a few kids ahead of their upcoming voyage to the International Space Station.
The two astronauts engaged with a group of young space science enthusiasts during an exclusive tour held at Dubai’s iconic museum. The pair shared their experiences and discussed the future of space exploration. Aspiring to one day become astronauts themselves, the children had the opportunity to feed their curiosity by asking them about their training, their missions, and what it takes to become a young successful spacewalker.
Deputy Executive Director of the Museum of the Future, Mr. Majed Al Mansoori stated that, “We are delighted to welcome two of the Arab world’s most inspirational figures. Since the UAE launched its astronaut programme, interest in space and STEM subjects has skyrocketed among Arab youth. The Museum of the Future is proud to play its part in encouraging and enabling the next generation of scientists to achieve their dreams and lead humanity’s next steps into the unknown.”
“The Museum of the Future is a station for all pioneers, for all dreamers, and aspirers, and for anyone who shares our passion for science, knowledge, and continuous experience, for space exploration, foreseeing the future, and working for a better and more beautiful tomorrow. Thank you Hazaa and Sultan, for sharing these moments with us, and for spreading hope and inspiration to future generations,” Mr. Majed Al Mansoori further added.
Mr. Al Neyadi was one of two selected from more than 4,000 candidates to become one of the first Emirati astronauts. Along with Al Mansoori, he completed the UAE Astronaut Program at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). Mr. Al Neyadi will get his chance to become the second Emirati to venture into space and contribute further to humanity’s scientific knowledge.