The galaxy is slowly expanding and no one wants to be excluded from this exploration. This time, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will send an astronaut for a six -month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The selection will fly aboard the Falcon 9, during 2023.
According to the Associated Press, the United Arab Emirates has purchased a seat on a SpaceX rocket, so that an astronaut can travel to the ISS for a six -month stay. This will be the country’s first long -term mission, which, along with other countries, wants to invest in space exploration.
The news was announced by authorities in the United Arab Emirates on Friday and, in principle, the launch will take place next year from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The United Arab Emirates has purchased the Falcon 9 SpaceX chair through Axiom Space, a private company that works together in the space tourism market. This is the second time the UAE has sent an astronaut into space – in 2019, the Major. Hazzaa al-Mansoori spent eight days on the ISS.
The statement released by the country did not disclose which astronaut will fly in 2023, or the cost of reserved seats on SpaceX’s Falcon 9. However, it is known that the ticket price charged by Axiom Space to citizens who obtained it in early April was approximately $ 55 million, including travel and accommodation.
In addition to these small steps taken by the UAE, they also set 2117 as the time horizon for the settlement of a human colony on Mars. Recall that the CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, also aims to establish people on the red planet, to guarantee a second home for people.
LEGO®-City Lunar Space Station Child 6 Years and Up, Building Toy, 412 Pieces 60227
Includes 4 LEGO City minifigures: 2 astronauts and 2 crew members, plus a robot. The space station includes 3 detachable modules with a removable roof: a living room module with a treadmill, an antigravity bed and a TV screen, a lab module with light bricks and research tools, a kitchen module with plants and a pizza oven, and a central airlock. The modules can be assembled in different ways around the central airlock or above it. This NASA-inspired toy also features a detachable satellite with folding solar panels, along with a detachable space shuttle with storage space and opening cockpit. Accessory elements include repair tools, pizza, 2 geodes with blue crystals (new for June 2019), helmet with blue visor and extravehicular activity suit with gold visor, and a brick separator. The LEGO Life app provides access to intuitive Instructions PLUS construction instructions. They guide even the youngest builders through the construction process, with zoom, rotate and ghost mode features to visualize their creations. The LEGO Life app can be downloaded from the Android or iOS app store. Parental permission is required to log in. This fun and evolving space station is a great gift for kids. The shuttle measures more than 1 ”(4cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 4 ”(12cm) wide. The satellite measures more than 1 ”(3cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 6 ”(17cm) wide. The kitchen module measures over 7cm high, 13cm long and 8cm wide.
LEGO Ideas 21321 – International Space Station (864 Pieces)
Builders will test their skills using the LEGO Ideas model of the ISS (21321) for the display, featuring 2 rotating segments with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, possibly Canadarm2 and other realistic details to be discovered in the thread of construction. This ISS model includes a display stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a buildable mini NASA shuttle and 3 mini cargo ships, to make a stunning display piece and bring back nostalgic memories of LEGO projects from childhood. The set also includes a 128-page booklet filled with compelling information about the International Space Station, the model’s fan base, its LEGO designer, and a tribute celebrating the 10th anniversary of the LEGO Ideas theme. Wonderful gift idea for yourself or for Christmas or for a birthday to space lovers, builders aged 16 and up or anyone with LEGO builder experience, this 864-piece set, to build alone or with friends, provides hours of creative fun. Perfect addition to the Lego 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V, 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, 21312 NASA Women and 21104 Curiosity Rover NASA Science Lab for Mars 21104. This building kit for adults depicts the ISS (International Space Station) measures over 8 ”(20cm)) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19 ”(49cm) wide, and makes a great display item that is sure to stand out.