Thursday, February 17, 2022

NASA & United Arab Emirates Astronaut Training at US Army Fort Rucker

NASA & United Arab Emirates Astronaut Training at US Army Fort Rucker

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Astronaut Candidates Nora AlMatrooshi and Mohammad AlMulla join NASA Astronaut Anne McClain at U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Alabama.      

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain: " . . . and at the end of that training were some big smiles from the newest UAE Space Agency and NASA astronauts! Maybe knowing they were about to get their first meal in a few days? Thanks for the hospitality and top notch training Fort Rucker . . ."

" . . . astronaut candidates have been trained by the best SERE instructors in the business. Fort Rucker welcomes you back anytime!"

—US Army Major Gen. David J. Francis, Fort Rucker

Mohammed Al Mulla, 33, a Dubai Police helicopter pilot, and Nora Al Matrooshi, 28, a mechanical engineer, will train with American astronauts as part of an agreement between NASA and the UAE's Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

Anne McClain is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, a veteran military helicopter pilot, an aerospace engineer, and a NASA astronaut. Her call sign, "Animal", dates back to her bruising rugby days. She also uses the call sign in her Twitter handle, @AstroAnnimal. Anne was a Flight Engineer for Expedition 58/59 to the International Space Station in 2019.

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) is a training program, best known by its military acronym, that prepares U.S. military personnel, U.S. Department of Defense civilians, and private military contractors to survive and "return with honor" in survival scenarios. (Source: Wikipedia)

U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker

Credit: NASA/JSC/Anne McClain@AstroAnnimal

Release Date: February 12, 2022

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