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18: Hazza and Dr Sultan’s training for space travel at Nasa

18: Hazza and Dr Sultan’s training for space travel at Nasa

September 25, 2020
On the 25th of September 2019 Hazza Al Manouri became the first Emirati in space. Four days before the 1 year anniversary of that event, Hazza and reserve astronaut Dr Sultan Al Neyadi arrived in the US to begin training with NASA.

Sarwat Nasir of The National talks to the Emirati astronauts about the training they are going to receive and the plans for the UAE’s space programme.

120,000 year old footprints found in Saudi Arabia

120,000 year old footprints found in Saudi Arabia

September 17, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Commission unveiled the discovery of a new archaeological site that dates back 120,000 years. The footprints of humans, elephants and predators were discovered around an ancient dry lake on the outskirts of Tabuk, in the kingdom's northwestern region.

James Langton speaks to Richard Clark-Wilson of Royal Holloway University of London, the co author of the official report on the discovery, about why they were there and what makes them so important to the story of humankind.

The history of World Expos and why countries hold them

The history of World Expos and why countries hold them

September 13, 2020
The National's James Langton talks to Urso Chappell, a world fair (or Expo) enthusiast and historian about the history of world fairs and how he is excited for the Expo 2020 in Dubai. 
15: Tying the knot during a pandemic

15: Tying the knot during a pandemic

September 6, 2020
Ramola Talwar, journalist at The National talked to Laura Daher and Elie Abi Daher about how their wedding that took months to carefully organise was arranged in less than two weeks after places of worship were permitted a limited opening with social distancing norms.