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.’
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."
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, “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."
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has confirmed the launch of the second mission of the UAE Astronaut Programme which is scheduled for no earlier than Feb.26, 2023.
The interaction takes place ahead of Al Neyadi’s mission to the International Space Station that will be launching soon
Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut, is preparing to head to the ISS on Feb.19, on the first long-term Arab mission which will last 180 days, as part of the “Crow 6” mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Al Neyadi wrote on Twitter, “What I'm wearing isn't just any shirt. The Bio-Monitor smart shirt & headband I have on tracks vital health stats such as heart rate, blood pressure & more offering insights into our body's response to microgravity."
Al Neyadi said, “Celebrated my 1st birthday in space with colleagues who have become family! Highlight of the day? A Maple Muffin top cake from the USA crew, a Cinnamon Bun with yoghurt and dry fruits from the Russian crew, topped off with wishes in Arabic. Truly a gravity-defying celebration!”
Al Neyadi wrote on Twitter, “On Earth, exercising is important. In space, it's vital. Aboard the International Space Station, we exercise for 2.5 hours every day to avoid muscle atrophy and bone loss triggered by microgravity.”