Roscosmos said when the ISS will appear astronauts from the Emirates

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Roscosmos considers it possible to send to the International space station (ISS), the first astronauts from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2021 or 2022, reported RIA Novosti on Tuesday, General Director of State Corporation for space activities of Roscosmos Igor Komarov, during the International aerospace exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017.

International aerospace exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017 is held in the United Arab Emirates, from 12 to 16 November. The Airshow has been held since 1989 with the assistance of the government, the civil aviation of the Emirate of Dubai and the UAE Ministry of defence once every two years. Among the five largest Airshow in the world. His subjects — armaments and military equipment of the air force, air defense, space technology, civil aviation, and technology. The current exhibition, which attracted more than 1.2 thousand participants from different countries of the world, was the 15th in a row.

Space Agency of the United Arab Emirates and the state Corporation «Roscosmos» plans to create a joint technical Committee for implementation of space projects, said earlier in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of Space Agency of the UAE Mohammed Nasser al-Ahbabi.

«Signed in Australia at the International Congress of Astronautics agreement with the Russian space Agency envisages the creation of a joint technical Committee between Russia and the UAE, which will help in the implementation of projects between the two countries,» said al-Ahbabi. He pointed out that space cooperation between the UAE and Russia is in need of filling specific projects.

Earlier it was reported that during the International Astronautical Congress, the representatives of the UAE discussed with the Russian Corporation «Roscosmos» the possibility of cooperation in the training of astronauts in order to subsequently send them to the Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS.

Currently, the UAE choose between the cosmonauts training center in the US, the EU and Russia. «We are discussing this issue with everyone, but would prefer to train future astronauts in Russia, as they will go into space on Russian ships. Astronaut, for example, must know Russian language, no matter where he went through the training. So we have a very great desire to cooperate with Russia in this sphere», – said earlier to RIA Novosti General Director of Space Agency of the UAE.

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