Hazza Al Mansouri

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Hazza Al Mansouri
Born (1987-12-13) December 13, 1987 (age 31)
StatusActive
NationalityEmirati
Other namesHazaa Ali Abdan Khalfan Al Mansouri
Alma materKhalifa bin Zayed Air College
Space career
UAE Astronaut (2018)
Current occupation
Astronaut
Previous occupation
Fighter pilot
Selection2018-09-03 [1]

Hazza Al Mansouri (Arabic: هزاع المنصوري‎) is an Emirati astronaut from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and a military fighter pilot in the United Arab Emirates Air Force.

Biography[edit]

He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Science and Military Aviation from the Khalifa bin Zayed Air College, which is located at the Al Ain International Airport in Al Ain. He has 14 years of military aviation experience, and has completed training inside and outside the UAE. Al Mansouri piloted an F-16E/F Block 60 Desert Falcon.

Al Mansouri was selected in April 2019 to be the first Emirati astronaut in space to fly aboard Soyuz MS-15 to the International Space Station on 25 September 2019.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Astronaut Biography: Hazza Al Mansouri". www.spacefacts.de.
  2. ^ "Hazza Al Mansouri chosen to become first Emirati in space". Gulf News. 12 April 2019.