Sheikh Mohammed Begins the Search for the UAE’s Fantastic Four

Via The National

The UAE has begun their search for their very own Fantastic Four. We’re not even joking…


Via The National


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, called on young Emirati men and women to register for the Emirates program to become the UAE’s first wave of astronauts.


“On this day, a new chapter in our history begins with the launch of the first UAE Astronaut Program within the next five years,” Sheikh Mo said in a statement. “The people of the UAE will break barriers.”


Finalists will go through intense training over the course of several months. The top students will be screened before four Emirati astronauts are selected to form the UAE’s Astronaut Team. The future Emirati Fantastic Four will join the International Space Station on the first UAE space mission ever, to share knowledge and experience with other global astronauts.



WE SAID THIS: You go, Sheikh Mo!