Set your reminders: Reach for the Stars Episode 2 is premiering tonight (May 25). In partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, National Geographic is unveiling a new film documenting the UAE’s space journey. The 22-min (and very watchable) documentary is the second of the four part series.
The doc shows the journey of UAE astronauts Hazza AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi, and follows there physical and mental training prior to becoming the first Emirati astronauts to reach the International Space Station, and the emotional journey back to earth.
“I have grown up with this dream of reaching the stars and I believe that everyone should look outside at night and dream about space”, Hazza AlMansoori says, “reaching the ISS was the proudest moment of my life and I am extremely proud that I accomplished the mission”.
The super-interesting and inspiring watch shows the journey of Hazza AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi as they prepare for their historic journey, working mentally and physically to adapt to micro-gravity in space and trained for life threatening emergencies. The film premieres on National Geographic and National Geographic Abu Dhabi on 25th May 2020 at 10:30pm UAE time/9:30pm KSA time.