The Embassy wrote, “Space can be new frontier for Strategic Partnership. Amb @sunjaysudhir met DG @MBRSpaceCentre HE Salem Almarri. Discussed space cooperation & received Indian tricolor ￼carried to @ISS_Research by the 1st ￼ astronaut in Sep'19. #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav.”
First Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori tweeted: "Today is a special day as it marks the first ever all-female spacewalk. Congratulations to the crew back at the International Space Station, Astronauts @Astro_Jessica and @Astro_Christina on this historic achievement!"
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule Endeavor launched at 11:17 am (1517 GMT) from the Kennedy space Center, and the spaceship should dock Saturday morning around 7:45 am.
The exclusive event has attracted nearly 400 guests, including students and space enthusiasts from across the city, who have already registered to attend.
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori will be ready to take calls from the public. He also planted the first Emirati astronaut tree, named ‘Zayed Tree,’ as a tribute to his soul and gratitude for his legacy in Baikonur at the cosmonaut grove, as per a tweet he posted on Thursday.
Upon the successful completion of their final tests UAE astronauts, the main crew and the back-up crew addresses media.
UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has shared a video of himself enjoying a delicious bread and honey snack. In the video Neyadi is seen with a bread piece in one hand and a bottle of Emirati honey in the other.
'The flight suits of the new crew are made in the colours of the emblem of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, which all three cosmonauts graduated from, clarifies official.
Crew-7 will join the seven people already aboard the ISS, before members of Crew-6 including Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi leave for Earth a few days later.