Just a few hours ago, the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates was launched to the International Space Station by a Russian Soyuz rocket with an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut.
Now look at the pictures of this spectacular event. They are out-of-this-world:
And here a few videos of the launch:
The jet fighter pilot, Almansoori is sponsored by the UAE government. But as with earlier “space tourists,” he will enjoy a relatively short stay in orbit — eight days — before returning to Earth on October 3 with Ovchinin and Hague, who are wrapping up a 202-day mission.
WOW! I would like to live a rocket launch once in my life. Source