The key goal of the mission is to test technologies and science that could one day benefit long-duration mission to places like Mars.
The UAE is a relatively fresh player in the field of space exploration, but the country has been making remarkable progress.
In 2019, the country launched its first astronaut, Hazzaa al-Mansoori, 37, to the International Space Station (ISS).
The former F-16 pilot spent eight days on the orbital lab, before returning to Earth with NASA’s Nick Hague and Russia’s Aleksey Ovchinin.
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