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UAE astronaut, 35-year-old AlMansoori graduated from Khalifa bin Zayed Air College from where he made his way to become an F16 pilot. After 14 years experience in military aviation, AlMansoori made history as the first Emirati to be deployed on a space mission to the International Space Station on 25 September 2019. 

DATE OF BIRTH:  13 December 1983

AGE: 35

FAMILY: Married, with 4 children

HOME TOWN: Abu Dhabi

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Aviation Science, Khalifa bin Zayed Air College, 2004

PREVIOUS OCCUPATION: UAE military pilot 

HIGHLIGHTS: Solo Demonstration Pilot, the UAE’s youngest F-16 pilot & a Functional Check Flight Pilot in the UAE’s F-16B60 Air Force Fleet. Honoured to fly at the Dubai Air Show, UAE National Day 2017 & 50th Anniversary Celebrations UAE Air Force 2018.

Background

AlMansoori’s combined passions for astronomy and his country led him to join the UAE armed forces. He became an outstanding military pilot, the youngest to fly the UAE air force’s F-16B60, one of the world’s most advanced aircraft. He has more than 14 years’ experience in military aviation, participating in the 2017 National Day air show and the 2018 50th Anniversary of the UAE Armed Forces celebrations.  He also took part in Exercise Red Flag, in which the best pilots from the USA, NATO and allied countries perform realistic air combat exercises.

Mission

On 25 September 2019, Hazzaa AlMansoori launched aboard the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft to the International Space Station. During his mission aboard the ISS, he conducted 16 scientific experiments. Six of these experiments were conducted in microgravity to study the reaction of vital indicators of the human body aboard the ISS, Brain DTI, Osteology, motor control, time perception in microgravity, fluidics (fluid dynamics in space), and DNAm-Age. The scientific mission included experiments involving schools in the UAE as part of MBRSC’s Science in Space initiative. 

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