Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi took time off from their busy schedules to talk about the future of space exploration with a select group of children at the Museum of the Future on Sunday.
The duo shared their experiences and took the children on an exclusive tour of the museum.
It comes as Al Neyadi is set for the six-month space expedition on board the International Space Station in February, becoming the second Emirati to venture into space after Mansoori.
The children quizzed the astronauts about their training, missions, and what it takes to become a young successful spacewalker.
Majed Al Mansoori, Deputy Executive Director of the Museum of the Future, expressed pride at playing its part in "encouraging and enabling the next generation of scientists to achieve their dreams and lead humanity’s next steps into the unknown".
.@astro_hazzaa, accompanied by fellow Emirati astronaut @Astro_Alneyadi, met with a few children today, at @MOTF in #Dubai. The pair shared their experiences and discussed the future of space exploration with a group of young space science enthusiasts. pic.twitter.com/XgKSdReSi7— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 8, 2023
Both completed the UAE Astronaut Programme at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).