Registrations now open for second Emirati Astronaut

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Registrations are now open for the second Emirati mission in space.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre is currently accepting applications for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme. 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also called on all Emiratis who wish to become country's next astronaut.

In a tweet, Sheikh Mohammed said "The mission to explore space continues and this is only the beginning".

The announcement comes less than two months since Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati in space, completed his mission.  

The eight-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) also made AlMansoori the first Arab on the ISS and the third Arab to go to space.

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