Sheikh Mohammed said on twitter, “Out of a group of Emirati astronauts at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, Sultan Al Neyadi has been chosen to be the first Arab astronaut, who will spend a 6-month-long mission in the International Space Station next year, God willing.”
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 Sultan Al Neyadi shared picture of planet earth from the International Space Station with the landscape of the UAE clearly visible.
For over 20 years, humans have been conducting experiments in the ISS, Al Neyadi said, noting that he, for example, in the Columbus laboratory, is conducting experiments on materials and liquids, as well as experiments on plant cultivation.
The question was about the reason for the change in the movement of an object in space. At the beginning, Al Neyadi praised the followers’ interaction with the question, stressing that many of them answered it correctly.
Al Neyadi said, “In space as on Earth... the day does not start without coffee… ☕️ This is how I started my first morning on board the International Space Station... I am very excited to meet you in direct contact tomorrow. I wish you a good day!”
Al Neyadi took the time to answer students’ questions, speaking on a variety of topics, ranging from what inspired him to pursue a career as an astronaut and how he prepared for his current mission.
Neyadi: Your Highness, I am coping up with microgravity. I am still learning, hopefully, will get better in the coming days.”
Sultan Al Neyadi said on Twitter, “From space, I salute earth. I salute our homeland and its leaders. I salute all those who carried Zayed’s Ambition in their hearts and aim high to the sky. The dream has come true and now we dream bigger.”