The hair trimmer, utilised by Sultan's colleague NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, has a suction device which prevents hair from floating and contaminating the microgravity environment aboard the ISS.
Thousands interact with the Emirati astronaut in the first in a series of nine live public interactions of ‘A call With Space.’
The live coverage will begin from 7:15am (UAE time) while the liftoff will be at 10:45am.
The sixth instalment in the series will take place at Higher Colleges of Technology – Ras Al Khaimah Women’s Campus
Al Neyadi explained in a video how in zero-gravity astronauts check their weight using a device called the Body Mass Measurement Device (BMMD) aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
The Emirati astronaut stressed the importance of the safety of the crew in emergency situations, such as a leak of toxic gases or the occurrence of a fire, which requires securing oxygen for the astronauts, through the breathing apparatus, which is one of the most important devices used by the astronauts at the station.
The 10 candidates were carefully selected from a pool of over 12,000 applicants from across the USA for the NASA astronaut corps and are currently undergoing candidacy programme training at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston.
The fifth instalment of the live call series with Al Neyadi, who is on the longest Arab space mission in history, was focused exclusively on the medical science field. The event attracted close to 400 attendees...
Al Neyadi said on Twitter, “Unlike on Earth, strapping in for a run on the space station can be quite the adventure. Here's a video of me embracing the unique challenges that come with working out on the ISS…”