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UAE to fly astronaut to the ISS in 2019
Posted: Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 10:11 AM ET (1411 GMT)
ISS during STS-135 mission (NASA) An Emirati astronaut will fly to the International Space Station next year. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in the United Arab Emirates announced Wednesday an agreement with Roscosmos where an Emirati astronaut will fly to the station in April 2019 on a Soyuz spacecraft for a 10-day mission. Terms of the agreement between the countries, including the cost to the UAE for the flight, were not disclosed. The UAE Space Agency is in the midst of an astronaut selection process, but the person who will fly on that mission will begin training next month.
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