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In a historic moment later today, Wednesday September 25, Hazzaa Al Mansoori will become the first Emirati astronaut to go to space. Blasting off just before 6pm from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the mission will see Al Mansoori journey to the International Space Station (ISS) for eight days, returning to earth on October 3.

As we edge closer to lift off, watch the live stream here:

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