Al Matrooshi and Al Mulla Emirati Astronauts Begin NASA Training

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 12 January 2022
Al Matrooshi and Al Mulla Emirati Astronauts Begin NASA Training
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Nora Al Matrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla have started their two-year training at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Before heading to Houston, the astronauts were enrolled in an internship programme in the UAE, including swimming, diving, survival exercises, improving endurance, flying lessons and others to learn the Russian language .

Over the next two years, Al Mulla and Al Matroushi will be trained to manage various missions at the International Space Station, stay there for long periods, train on spacewalk missions outside it, train in dealing with a number of its main systems and ways to control robots, and train to fly on board T-38 planes.

The UAE Astronaut Programme is one of the projects of the National Space Programme and is directly funded by the Communications and Information Technology Development Fund of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.