UAE astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori has received the "Distinguished Public Service Medal" from Nasa.
He thanked the UAE's leaders for empowering him and the team at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) team for ensuring the mission was a success.
I’m honored to receive the "Distinguished Public Service Medal" from NASA. I dedicate this achievement to the UAE's leaders who empowered our capabilities, and MBRSC team who contributed to the success of the mission. pic.twitter.com/OTtPxSc5KA— Hazzaa AlMansoori (@astro_hazzaa) December 15, 2019
Hazzaa also posted an image of his medal and certificate on his official Twitter handle.
In September, Mansoori became the first Emirati to be sent to space, and the first Arab to work on the International Space Station (ISS).