The first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, will speak on Wednesday, October 19, at the Museum of the Future’s Auditorium on the future of the UAE’s astronaut program and space exploration.
The keynote address by Al Mansoori is a part of the Future Talks series presented by the Museum of the Future in association with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). The series is a component of the museum’s initiatives to highlight influential Arab and foreign people and to introduce cutting-edge concepts to professionals in the academic, scientific, cultural, social, developmental, and other fields. The discussions are meant to investigate possibilities for imagining and creating the future.
Al Mansouri will organize a children’s story-telling session about his visit to the Museum of the Future as part of his tour, where he will interact with roughly 20 youngsters. The event, which takes place in the OSS Hope exhibition on Level 5 of the museum, is in keeping with its mission to motivate future generations. The 2071 space station shown in OSS Hope allows visitors to engage with a variety of tales and become a part of its community.
Additionally, there will be a small museum showcasing artefacts from his stay in space, such as his space suit, the food he consumed, and a picture gallery of his adventure.
A venue that attempts to recognize and honor outstanding Arab brains in a variety of sectors is the Future Talks series. One of the goals of the museum is to support a movement in the area that is knowledge- and technology-based, bringing together brilliant Arab minds to harness and focus their creative energy in order to build a brighter future for our communities.
The series of talks has covered a wide range of subjects, including how humanity will interact with robots, Dubai’s role in investing in the future, mixed reality’s future, the state of science in the Arab world, mobility’s future, the metaverse’s function, the future of finance and technology, and the state of the world in 2022.