Prepare to launch to space

The UAE Astronaut Programme is now accepting applications from all Emiratis. Apply to become an astronaut today, and carry the pride of the nation as you make history and become the first UAE national to go to space.

We plan to send the first Emirati astronaut to space over the next few years, and starting from today, we are preparing the first Emirati and Arab astronaut to join scientists at the International Space Station. Our objective is to show the world that we are able to contribute to humanity through quality knowledge and scientific discoveries. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid - April 2017
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Be part of the space team

The UAE has great ambition in space, and our astronauts will play a significant role in our quest to reach our objectives. This is your opportunity to be a part of one of a historic mission for the nation.

International Space Station

The International Space Station is a scientific laboratory and an observatory for international astronauts, and is the largest structure ever put into space.