UAE’s First Astronaut Gets Served Halal Food in Space

Since the UAE is unstoppable, Hazza Al Manousri is cuurently preparing to be the fist Emirati to go into space. The mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch on September 25th with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and US astronaut Jessica Meir.


According to NASA, astronauts eat three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nutritionists ensure the food astronauts eat provides them with a balanced supply of vitamins and minerals. Astronauts can choose from many types of foods such as fruits, nuts, peanut butter, chicken, beef, seafood, candy, and brownies. Available drinks include coffee, tea, orange juice, fruit punches, and lemonade.

According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, Space Food Laboratory will provide Al Mansouri with canned halal food, such as balaleet, saloona, and madrooba. The dishes are expected to be ready by mid-August.

Al Mansouri is expected to spend eight days on board the orbital outpost and return to Earth on October 3rd.

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