Dubai: The Soyuz MS12 space ship carrying UAE's first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori along with Nasa astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin has landed safely on Earth after undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) earlier today.
The spacecraft touched down in Kazakhstan's Zhezkazgan at exactly 1.59pm (Bahrain time).
Touchdown! @AstroHague, @Astro_Hazzaa and Alexey Ovchinin are back on Earth after departing the station 3-1/2 hours earlier. The trio parachuted under a clear, blue sky to a landing in Kazakhstan at 6:59am ET. https://t.co/yuOTrZ4Jut pic.twitter.com/7pCDD2NCUU— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) October 3, 2019
Hazaa is back after spending eight days in space and approximately 128 orbits around the Earth.
UAE's telecom companies on Thursday changed their network names to 'UAEAstro' to welcome the arrival of the first Emirati astronaut from International Space Station (ISS).