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UAE residents can see the International Space Station with naked eye at 9:45 pm today

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Yamama Badwan, Staff Reporter

The International Space Station will pass tonight over the UAE, specifically at 9:45 pm UAE time, where all residents can follow its passage for one minute in the UAE sky, according to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre announced on Instagram.

Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut who is currently on the station, will be as close as possible to his family, loved ones and his homeland today, and he will salute them with pride in this achievement that the country is ruling in space day after day.

Al-Neyadi may have knowledge of what His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced about the Emirates project to explore the asteroid belt, as a huge national scientific project, which includes the establishment of Emirati companies specialized in space technologies advanced, and training Emirati cadres in various fields of space and its sciences.

The mission aims to explore the asteroid belt, as the first mission ever to study asteroids in the main belt, and it will start in March 2028, while revealing the name of the explorer bearing the name “MBR Explorer,” and the project will continue for 13 years (6 years for development) and 7 years of exploration.

The UAE MBR Explorer will travel five billion kilometers, bypassing Mars to explore 7 asteroids, and land on the last asteroid in 2034.

Sheikh Mohammed assured the world that the Emirates can fly far in space for five billion kilometers for one reason: it is its belief in its youth and its empowerment of its children. And whoever does not believe in the capabilities of our ambitious Emirati youth in all sectors needs to review himself and review his love and loyalty to his country.

As for the International Space Station, which sails in space carrying our son Sultan Al Neyadi, it launched its mission on the second of last March, in the longest mission of the Arab pioneers, at an average altitude of approximately 400 kilometers, through what is called altitude maneuvers, in which the station uses engines installed on the service unit (Zvezda), where the astronauts witness 16 sunsets and 16 sunrises on board within 24 hours.

Al-Neyadi is expected to return to Earth in late August, and two months later to his homeland and his loved ones in the Emirates.

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