Mecca from space, taken by Hazzaa AlMansoori, UAE's first astronaut
Makkah from space, taken by Hazzaa AlMansoori, UAE's first astronaut Image Credit: Instagram/@astro_hazzaa

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  • Hazzaa shares picture of Makkah on-board the International Space Station

Dubai: UAE’s first astronaut, Hazzaa AlMansoori, shared a picture of Makkah from the International Space Station (ISS).

He shared the picture from his official Instagram handle @astro_hazzaa, with the caption: “An incredible image of Mecca from the @iss.”

His post received more than 15,000 likes and several comments.

Instagram user @azizalefia commented on the post and said: “An amazing click from space. Bless you Hazzaa. A mosque which every Muslim would want to see.”

@coolgurl_challuu also posted: “…it’s wonderful and … great…. Have a safe [journey] to Earth.”

And @adventurer_of_a_lifetime19 posted: “Wow! That’s incredible.”

Hazzaa embarked on this historic journey on September 25, 2019, and is expected to return on October 3.

The historic mission undertaken by Hazzaa is a milestone for the UAE.

This week, Hazzaa also shared pictures of the UAE from space, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre’s (MBRSC) mascot, on-board the ISS and, the experiments conducted by him on the Soyuz MS-15 rocket.