With the announcement as we speak of the number of the second batch of Emirati astronauts, the UAE is rewriting the scientific historical past of the Arab area and proving that its entry into the area sector was not a coincidence or some sort of propaganda.
In a brand new step that interprets to the UAE’s relentless pursuit in the direction of world management within the discipline of area exploration, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, introduced the names of the 2 new Emirati astronauts, who will type the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme, and additional revealed that it contains the primary feminine Arab astronaut Nora AlMatrooshi.
The nationwide area sector was born on stable floor and based on a rigorously thought out plan and a transparent forward-looking imaginative and prescient that goals to make the UAE a serious contributor to the area sector, whose membership is at present restricted to a couple nations.
The nationwide area sector has an investments portfolio that exceeded AED22 billion in just some years, which isn’t a small quantity in comparison with the date of the institution of the UAE Area Company in 2014, which proves the power of this programme from the second of its start.
Simply because the UAE was distinguished by setting an Arab precedent on this sector on the finish of the primary fifty years of its founding, with the arrival of the primary Arab astronaut on the Worldwide Area Station.At present, the second fifty years begins with a particular step by saying the number of the primary Arab feminine astronaut, which is a brand new addition to a report of accomplishments by Emirati girls.
What’s noteworthy on this announcement is the large variety of candidates from the nation’s scientifically certified women and men, which exceeded 4,300 candidates, and confirms the nice success within the output of the scientific and academic system within the nation, in addition to the religion of the nation’s youth on this nationwide programme, which enjoys the help of the smart management.
There isn’t any doubt that the Emirati step represented by the becoming a member of of the 2 new astronauts – Nora AlMatrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla to astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi – consolidates the place of the nation and the Arab presence within the discipline of area exploration, a step blessed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, by saying, “At present we announce two new Emirati astronauts. We congratulate the nation on them. We congratulate them and depend on them to boost the title of the UAE ever greater in area.”
The formidable Emirati area programme is progressing at a agency tempo, based on a considerate plan primarily based on a imaginative and prescient geared toward empowering nationwide cadres and qualifying them with data and scientific experience to steer this sector.
Via its nationwide area programme, particularly after the success of the Hope Probe in its mission to Mars, the UAE depends on strengthening its place scientifically and globally, and on contributing to the worldwide scientific motion for a greater future for humanity.
The long run missions of Emirati feminine and male astronauts bolster the UAE’s imaginative and prescient for the following fifty years, as it’s a actual wager on science and youth inside an built-in system, via which it continues to jot down a brand new scientific historical past for the Arab area and construct a stable nationwide data base led by younger individuals armed with science and data.
At present, the UAE is proving as soon as once more its right and strategic imaginative and prescient for the longer term, primarily based on science and empowering abilities and people with experience, and that what we spend as we speak on data shouldn’t be just for the speedy future, but additionally for the distant future.
Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi is the Director-Common of the Emirates Information Company (WAM)