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The space station welcomes its first Arab astronaut

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The space station welcomes its first Arab astronaut

The space station welcomes its first Arab astronaut

A Russian Soyuz spaceship blasted off towards the International Space Station on Wednesday carrying a crew of three, including Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates.

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The space station welcomes its first Arab astronaut

A Russian spaceship carrying a crew of three blasted off toward the space station Wednesday.

One was the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates.

Six hours later when Hazza AlMansoori stepped out of the capsule he also became the first Arab to visit the International Space Station.

The former F-16 pilot was joined by commander Oleg Skripochka of Russia and American flight engineer Jessica Meir.

Meir spoke about the launch after their arrival.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NASA FLIGHT ENGINEER, JESSICA MEIR, SAYING: "It actually felt a lot like being in the simulator until things started moving and then we started noticing the view.

We were pretty busy and it's easy to just get in the moment and forget exactly what we're doing until we looked out the window.

Pretty surreal to be here now but we feel great." The trio's arrival puts the USS headcount at nine for the first time in four years until AlMansoori and two others return to earth on October 3rd.




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