First Emirati on the ISS blasts off on Soyuz Rocket

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International Space Station

A soyuz rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The three member crew includes an Emirati, Russian and an American. Hazzaa al-Mansoori is the first Emirati to go the ISS. He is accompanied by Russia’s Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. They are expected to dock in under 6 hours.

The International Space Station is a rare example of cooperation between 5 space agencies has been orbiting Earth at about 27,800 kilometres per hour (17,000 miles per hour) since 1998.

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