Alexa Astronaut returned with Quran, joy across Arabs

Astronaut returned with Quran, joy across Arabs

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Published: 22:29 6 October 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

After a successful eight-day mission to space, Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the First Astronaut in the United Arab Emirates, returned to the earth with a copy of the Holy Quran. He returned to Earth on Thursday at 2:59 pm local time.

After landing, Hazzaa Al Mansoori took pictures of the holy city of Mecca along with the Ka'bah Sharif, Mosque al-Haram from the International Space Station.

According to NASA's announcement by the US space agency, at 5:57 pm on September 25, he started his space journey from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with a copy of the al-Qur'an through the Soyuz MS-15.

The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, announced last year that the UAE will send astronauts to space soon. So the country is proud to send the astronauts to space for the first time as the announcement and to return the astronaut after successful implementation of the mission.

The good news is being preached in various media in the Middle East, including the eminent emirate's English daily, Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Arabian newspapers.

Meanwhile, the UAE government, the citizens of the country and the world are delighted and proud of the successful launch of the first mission of Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the first astronaut in the UAE.