Yesterday, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received the first astronauts of UAE Sultan Al Neyadi and Hazza Al Mansouri at Zabeel Palace.
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, was also present there.
The Emirati astronauts and Shaikh Mohammad had a long conversation about their future plannings to the international space station. It is likely to say their journey will start on next September. They also discussed their psychological and physical preparations. Both the astronauts briefed Shaikh Mohammad about their scientific and practical trainings and studies which they conducted to be astronauts.
It was emphasized by the Vice President that UAE is giving the top preference training and qualifying UAE cadres, who are expected to establish compact and sustainable principles of education, knowledge and cultural advancement.