Hazzaa is back

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The UAE's first astronaut is back on earth after his historic eight-day space mission.

Hazzaa Al Mansoori landed safely in Kazakhstan moments ago after leaving the International Space Station (ISS) earlier this morning. 

He will now be taken to Moscow for a week of post-mission health checks before returning to the UAE. 

Before undocking, Hazzaa recorded a message thanking all those who worked on UAE's first space mission.

Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director-General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, exclusively told ARN News what the UAE is looking to learn from Hazzaa’s mission.

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