Sultan Al Neyadi addresses the media during a press conference.
Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut, is preparing to head to the ISS on Feb.19, on the first long-term Arab mission which will last 180 days, as part of the “Crow 6” mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Expressing his thoughts to Al Neyadi, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said, "We are incredibly proud of you, Sultan. Your accomplishments have ignited a beacon of inspiration for our younger generations."
Sultan Al Neyadi’s spacewalk on Friday marked another milestone for the Emirati space programme. Sultan along with fellow International Space Station (ISS) astronaut from NASA, Stephen Bowen, carried out maintenance work of the ISS, which remains a challenge even after more than half a century of the international space programme.
UAE President receives astronauts Sultan Al Neyadi, Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Mohammad Al Mulla, along with the UAE Mission 2 team from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), during a barza at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi.
The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Tuesday that called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, drawing stern criticism from allies as President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure to temper support for Israel.
Two friends in western France have built a 16-metre high replica of the Eiffel Tower from recycled wood, which they hope to display along the path of the Summer 2024 Olympic torch relay and on Olympic sites.
The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-1 with the United Kingdom abstaining. The United States circulated a rival UNSC resolution that would support a temporary cease-fire in Gaza linked to the release of all hostages, and call for the lifting of all restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid.