The UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi on Monday shared a video of the two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia from the International Space Station (ISS) and extended his greetings to the ‘sons of Salman.’
“On this blessed occasion I send my warmest greetings to my family, friends, and everyone back on Earth. 🌍"
Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi made history when he stepped out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday for the first space walk by an Arab astronaut.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said Arabs are creative if we decide to focus on science and stay away from differences.
The International Astronomy Centre in Abu Dhabi said, “The Astronomical Seal Observatory of the International Astronomy Center depicts the passage of the International Space Station (ISS) over the sky of the Emirates a short while ago, and many components of the station appear, and inside it are seven astronauts, including the Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi.”
Al Neyadi said on Twitter, “On the ISS, everything we do is a scientific experiment, including sleeping. Through the ‘Dreams’ experiment, we are studying the sleep patterns of astronauts and the effects of microgravity on our brain activity while sleeping.
Al Neyadi said on Twitter, “In memory of the man who ingrained in us the passion for kindness, determination, and ambition, I proudly present the flag of the UAE, from space."
Scheduled for Friday, April 28, the UAE will become the 10th country to perform a spacewalk on the ISS, while Al Neyadi will be part of the 261st spacewalk in support of assembly, maintenance, and upgrades on the space station.
Al Neyadi said, “It is a great honour for me to be part of this historic mission, representing my country, the UAE, and to receive Nasa’s golden astronaut pin. I will wear this pin as a symbol of the commitment I made when I started on this journey."