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Mohammed Bin Rashid: Astronaut programme

Federal Vice President and prime minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR) launched the UAE’s first astronaut programme on 6 December. The scheme has been set up to find and train four Emirati astronauts who can travel to the International Space Station within five years; it would be the UAE’s first space mission. The programme is being run by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.

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