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First Emirati Astronaut Returns Home After 8-Day Space Journey


Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates was greeted by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the capital's airport.

Abu Dhabi:

An Emirati astronaut who became the first Arab to reach the International Space Station received a hero's welcome home on Saturday.

Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates was greeted by Abu Dhabi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the capital's airport.

Men, women and children lined a red carpet to welcome back Mansoori and his colleague Sultan al-Neyadi -- who underwent the same training and served as a backup ...


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