The astronauts from the United Arab Emirates, who are currently undergoing training in the Russian Federation for the planned flight to the ISS, in August of this year will have to pass an obligatory exam on the knowledge of the station and the manned spacecraft of the Soyuz family. Pavel Vlasov, the head of the Cosmonaut Training Center, told the press about this.
“The exam will take place in late August,” he said.
Emirati cosmonauts Hazzaa al-Mansuri (main) and Sultan al-Nayadi (spare) are now in the Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City of the Moscow Region, where they are actively engaged in preparing for the flight to the ISS. They study, in particular, the design and principles of operation of the station, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft and equipment.
35-year-old Hazzaa al-Mansuri will be the first astronaut in the history of the UAE, who went into space. He will spend eight days onboard the ISS, after which he will return home.
The Roscosmos State Corporation previously reported that the launch is scheduled for September 25 from the site of the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Russian shipman Oleg Skripochka and NASA employee Jessica Meir will fly on board the Soyuz MS-15 together with al-Mansuri.
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