NASA has announced a new launch date for UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi's International Space Station mission after Monday's blast-off was "scrubbed" due to "grounding issues".
In a blog post, NASA said the "next available launch attempt is at 12:34 am EST (9:34 am) on Thursday, March 2". It will be "pending resolution of the technical issue preventing Monday’s launch", they added.
NASA and SpaceX said they "will forgo a launch opportunity on Tuesday, February 28, due to unfavourable weather forecast conditions".
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has invited "young men and women of the UAE" to be part of the government.
UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and UN Secretary-General António Guterres discussed partnerships across various areas including humanitarian work, renewable energy, climate action and sustainable development.
UAE's Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al Hashimy has renewed the country's demand that Iran end its occupation of the islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa.