Sultan Al Neyadi takes a selfie aboard International Space Station.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Gulf Today
Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi shared breathtaking selfies from the International Space Station on Wednesday morning.
Sultan Al Neyadi said on Twitter, “From space, I salute earth. I salute our homeland and its leaders. I salute all those who carried Zayed’s Ambition in their hearts and aim high to the sky. The dream has come true and now we dream bigger.”
Al Neyadi took selfies with the planet earth visible through the giant windows of the ISS.
Social media users were stunned by the images and shared some encouraging comments.
A Twitter user with the name Zaman wrote, “Absolutely stunning view, I’m glad the UAE has entered space. Best wishes from Oman.” ￼
Charlotte M said, “BONJOUR!! Greetings from Germany to STATION!!”
Another one wrote, “Absolutely stunning view, I’m glad the UAE has entered space. Best wishes from the US!”
Dr. Mohamed Qasem said, “We miss you, our pioneer. Good luck and enjoy life in weightlessness. How do you feel about the lack of? Did you adapt? Are you able to control your body, or do you need more time?
Eng. Modi Bin Kulib said, “May God strengthen you, help you, ease your affairs, open up for you, and pass the period with happiness, peace and achievement. May God make it a blessed step in your life, and thank you for your courage, ambition, and the greatness of your soul, which achieved the dreams of a country and countries. May Allah reward you.”
Asaad Al-Atifi said, “Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you: From the country the land of the Two Holy Mosques, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we say to you: May God grant you success… we hope from God for you more success, elevation and benefit to the Islamic nation in general and the Arab nation in particular. Have a safe return, and our best regards to you and your entire team. Tell them our regards.”
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Hazzaa and Sultan Al Neyadi at the Al Bateen airport.
Sheikh Mohammed said on twitter, “Out of a group of Emirati astronauts at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, Sultan Al Neyadi has been chosen to be the first Arab astronaut, who will spend a 6-month-long mission in the International Space Station next year, God willing.”
Emirati Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi shared picture of planet earth from the International Space Station with the landscape of the UAE clearly visible.
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