UAE selected candidates for the creation of a detachment of astronauts
The Space Center of Mohammed bin Rashid in the UAE selected 95 people to form the first in the history of the country a detachment of astronauts.
This is reported on Wednesday by the Emirates Information Agency WAM.
According to the report, these 95 people were selected from more than 4,000 applicants. These included 20 women and 75 men, most of whom are under 35 years of age.
By the end of this year, a final detachment of four main and two reserve members must be formed. All of them, in addition to purely space disciplines, will have to master the Russian language, the agency reports.
It is noted that the first Emirate cosmonaut will go to the ISS "in the coming years", after which the rest will follow.