Dubai's ruler just invited young Emiratis to apply to be astronauts
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Sheikh Mohammed's last tweet on the subject read: "The most competitive applicants will be selected to be ambassadors for the UAE in space exploration. However, every single Emirati will contribute in his or her own way to the future of the UAE, whether it’s on land, or in the skies."

The UAE is actively participating in global space exploration, investing in science programs to help serve national interests in the future, and exploring the prospects of human life in space, including the possibility of inhabiting other planets.

The UAE Astronauts Programme is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre initiative and is dedicated to selecting and training ambitious and successful Emiratis in space exploration. 

The programme will support the UAE's mission to become a hub for the space sector in the region and to establish itself as a global leader in space exploration over the next 50 years.

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