Emiratis can still send in their applications for the second UAE Astronauts programme.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) said the deadline has been extended until March 31 due to the large turnout.
“The great interest in joining the second batch of the programme reflects the ambition of UAE citizens, and their keenness to achieve the UAE’s goals in the field of space exploration and realise more milestones in space science and research,” said Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General of MBRSC.
The programme aims to provide Emiratis with an opportunity to engage in scientific exploration and manned space missions.
UAE nationals above 18 years of age, with proficiency in Arabic and English, and university graduates, can apply by logging online.
“After closing the registration on March 31, we will start screening and evaluating applications, which will be followed by personal interviews with a committee consisting of 10 specialists, including astronauts, Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi,” said Salem Humaid Al Marri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme.