20 experiments performed by Al Neyadi in cooperation with 15 universities

20 experiments performed by Al Neyadi in cooperation with 15 universities
20 experiments performed by Al Neyadi in cooperation with 15 universities
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Dubai: Yamama Badwan
Engineer Salem Al Marri, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, confirmed that Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut, is fully ready to start the first long-term mission aboard the International Station, at exactly 11:07 am UAE time, on February 26, where he completed with His colleague, Hazzaa Al Mansouri, has completed 5 years of training, including spacewalk missions and operations aboard the station, where he will conduct 20 scientific experiments, in cooperation with 15 Emirati universities, in addition to educational and awareness activities.
This came in a press conference held by the Center, in cooperation with the US Space Agency (NASA), on Wednesday evening, to reveal the latest developments in the “Crew 6” mission, the first mission of Arab pioneers aboard the International Station, which Al-Neyadi performs for a period of 6 months, within Mission 69 for « SpaceX.
Salem Al-Marri added, “We hope that Al-Neyadi’s mission will benefit humanity, due to the scientific results he will present within 180 days, while he is at the International Station.”
He said that the UAE launched the first mission to the international station in 2019, which was performed by Hazzaa Al-Mansouri, as it achieved its goals and inspired hundreds of thousands, indicating that cooperation with “NASA” is proceeding in full swing, in light of the continuation of Nora Al-Matroushi and Muhammad Al-Mulla, in the advanced training program. , which lasts two years.
Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut, confirmed his feeling of extreme happiness with the first long-term mission of Arab astronauts aboard the International Station, which will launch on February 26.
He said during a press conference held by the space agency “NASA” that he would take with him a jiu-jitsu robe and a camera to permanently take pictures of the globe.
And about the coincidence of the month of Ramadan with his mission, he explained that the Islamic religion allows him to break the fast, because he is in a state of travel, and at the same time he will not endanger the mission crew, and he will also share Emirati food with his colleagues.
The conference was attended by Kathryn Lueders, Associate Administrator of the Space Mission Operations Department at NASA, Steve Steich, Director of the Commercial Crew Program at NASA, and Joel Montalbano, Director of the International Station Program.

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