Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 July 2019

Logo for first UAE space mission is revealed

The logo features an outline of UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed, and reads “Zayed’s ambitions”

The logo for the UAe's first space mission, on September 25, is unveiled. Courtesy Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre
The logo for the UAe's first space mission, on September 25, is unveiled. Courtesy Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

The logo for the first Arab mission to the International Space Station was unveiled on Monday.

Designed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, in co-operation with the Federal Youth Authority, the logo features an outline of UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed, and reads “Zayed’s ambitions”.

The circular logo is flanked with two UAE flags and includes the name of the first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri. It also reads "UAE Astronaut Mission 1", indicating there will be more UAE missions into space in future.

“The mission’s logo reflects the ambition of Sheikh Zayed for Emirati youth to explore space,” said Hamad Al Mansoori, chairman of MBRSC. “He believed in their abilities and was keen on the UAE’s presence in this sector.”

On Monday, said Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and chairwoman of the Federal Youth Authority, said the logo was designed to reflect the creativity of young people, whom the centre hope will be inspired to pursue careers in space.

“The contribution of Emirati youth to design the logo for the first Emirati mission to ISS aims to create a distinctive identity that expresses the UAE's leadership in the field of space, as well as its culture and heritage,” she said.

Hazza Al Mansouri will carry the logo with him during his mission to ISS on September 25.

Updated: June 24, 2019 03:52 PM

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