GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel

 
  Share
  •     Only 0.1% will be successful
  •     34% females
  •     38 different careers
  •     Official ‘Selection Committee' has been appointed to screen applications and shortlist potential candidates for the programme 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018:  Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre today announced that they have received over 4,000 applications from Emiratis across the UAE aspiring to go beyond the Earth's atmosphere and become part of the UAE Astronaut Programme.

The programme, funded by ICT Fund of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), was launched in December 2017 and was open for applications for a period of 3 months before closing registration on March 31, 2018.  

For the past three months, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center started accepting entries for the UAE Astronaut Programme.

During this time a total of 4,022 applications were submitted from 38 different work fields between the ages of 17 and 67 years old, consisting of 34% applications from Emirati women. 

Commenting on the success of the programme and the wealth of applications received, H.E. Yousef Al Shaibani, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre said: 'Today, we are very proud of the sons and daughters of the country who have taken the initiative to join in this ambitious program.

We are delighted by the volume of entries and highly impressed by the diversity in skill set and backgrounds displayed by the applicants.

Success of this programmed is underpinned by the talent we hone, and we are looking forward to training a skilled team of individuals to represent our country on board the ISS and contribute to the various experiments and research areas there.

Successfully depends on the ambitious and entrepreneurial talents of our society and is in keeping with the aspirations and ambitions of the State to explore space.”  

Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC, Head of higher committee of the UAE Astronaut Programme also commented: “The UAE Astronaut Programme is a unique programme carefully crafted to establish UAE as one of the front runners in the global race for space.

Through this programme, we are hoping to inspire a new generation of Emirati nations through space exploration and innovation and enable them to contribute to the future of our great country.

We are looking forward to meeting the successful candidates who have the potential to become a part of our final four and I would like to wish everyone who has applied the very best of luck.”

A ‘Selection Committee' has also been now appointed to screen through the vast number of applications with great care and shortlist suitable candidates for the next phase of the selection process.

This phase includes a basic medical and psychometric test, an initial interview, an advanced medical and psychometric test and a panel interview.

The top four candidates who successfully complete all stages of the selection process will then come together to form the UAE Astronauts Team by the end of 2018.

Once chosen, the four Emirati astronauts will go through to a series of training programmes, which are divided into a year-long basic training modules and advanced training modules which will be conducted over a period of three years.

They will also travel to various Astronaut Training Centres around the world providing state-of-the-art simulation systems in the field of space training, to enable them to acquire the best skills in this area. 

The astronauts will then be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct a wide range of different scientific research projects and experiments in various disciplines.

Each experiment and mission have different objectives, however, the scientific mission of the UAE Astronaut Programme is to contribute to humanity's knowledge and to support national and international future space missions. 

The potential scientific focus areas of the UAE Astronaut Programme are aligned with Mars 2117 project which sheds light on the challenges and areas of interest of human space exploration.

These include – food security and sustainability, sustainable source of water, human life support, energy and power management, advancing material science and planetary contamination management. 

The UAE Astronaut Programme is the first astronaut programme in the Arab world aimed towards developing skilled and capable Emirati astronaut corps and training them to embark on future space missions.

They will also serve as ambassadors for the UAE and the Arab world in space exploration.  
 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 7899 times
Posted on : Monday, April 16, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Etihad Cargo and IFHC Transport Vulnerable and Endangered Birds to Their Natural Habitats
Next Story : Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Begins Construction on World's First Full-Scale Passenger & Fr...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Let It Glow
Filorga Launches FLASH-NUDE Collection
Let All Your Photos Be Merry & Bright
HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
Chrono 4 Grande Taille - an extra-special timepiece
Tips and Tricks to Wash the Perfect Whites
30 Years of Ryder Cup Heroes Confirmed for the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai ...
Nike Dubai, the largest Nike store in the MENA region, opens its doors in the Du...
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have...
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round
American Eagle Is the Go-to Destination for Gifting This Holiday Season'
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection
Akshay Kumar Stuns Audiences With Transformation Into Surprising Look for 2.0
GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship
Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018
Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Pal...
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles
The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul
Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019
Etihad Museum displays the UAE flag using 3D lighting
Time For Enchanting Moments
Holiday Handbags | GUESS
BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians
HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro F...
Kartik Aaryan attends Danube bash
France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2018 Released
UAE Exchange celebrates UAE National Day in association with RTA
International supervisory community meets to discuss challenges ahead for global...
UOWD's quality management expert wins ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award
Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall
Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall
Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East
UAE Carriers announce aircraft formation to celebrate 47th National Day and Year...
Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shin...
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T
Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018
Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins
Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE
Al Hosn Now Open to the Public
Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings
Middle East economies are still dominated by oil sector development
Green Hope's November Advocacy
New ACH145 Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin Model Highlights First Presence at MEBAA fo...
FBMA and 47 Emirati women celebrate UAE National Day
National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th
New Zealand Crowned Dubai Champions
BMW Group sales increase in October
Marina Mall sets new world record for Zayed legacy