Neyadi and free-flying AstroBee robotic helper conduct routine tasks at ISS’s KIBO laboratory
31 Mar 2023
Sultan Al Neyadi and AstroBee pose for a photograph.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shared a photo of Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi Neyadi and free-flying AstroBee robotic helper conducting routine tasks at ISS’s KIBO laboratory.
The Space Centre wrote, Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi alongside a free-flying AstroBee robotic helper at the KIBO laboratory module aboard the International Space Station.
“The cube-shaped AstroBee robot is being tested for its ability to assist astronauts with routine tasks and provide data to ground controllers from the ISS. Throughout his time on the ISS, Sultan will also use Astrobee to run educational challenges with UAE universities.
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.