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Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi gets haircut aboard ISS

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio trims Sultan Al Neyadi’s hair at ISS.

Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter

UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi shared photos of having a haircut aboard the International Space Station.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shared an image with the caption, “Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi's first haircut aboard the International Space Station.

The hair trimmer, utilised by Sultan's colleague NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, has a suction device which prevents hair from floating and contaminating the microgravity environment aboard the ISS.”

The photo shows astronaut Rubio carefully trims Neyadi hair as he calmly sits and enjoys the moment.  

Neyadi has been having a week with conducting series of experiments.

His latest test was on cardiovascular health.

He said, “As part of my set of experiments on the ISS, I was excited to take part in the "Cardinal Heart 2.0" study by Stanford University. Through this experiment, we are exploring the effects of clinical drugs on heart cells in microgravity using heart tissues.

“Discoveries from such studies could help prevent cardiovascular risk for space explorers and patients with heart disease on Earth.”

Neyadi even shared photos of his workout sessions aboard the ISS.

The astronaut, who has made history by embarking on the longest Arab space mission, said, “On Earth, exercising is important. In space, it's vital. Aboard the International Space Station, we exercise for 2.5 hours every day to avoid muscle atrophy and bone loss triggered by microgravity.”

Al Neyadi has been sharing his day-to-day work.

Nasa said astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and his Crew-6 colleagues have started to work on their tasks aboard the ISS.

The four Crew-6 members are two NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, Russian cosmonaut, Andrey Fedyaev, and Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi.

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