1st UAE astronaut returns safely from ISS after 128 Earth orbits

Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first astronaut to visit the International Space Station from the United Arab Emirates, safely returned to Earth after an eight-day stay on 3rd October. AlMansoori’s stay covered 128 orbits of Earth and a journey of about 50 lakh kilometres, NASA revealed. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Soyuz commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin also returned with him.