Sheikh Ahmed with Sultan Al Neyadi (centre) and Hazza Al Mansoori.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council (DMC), on Wednesday met UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi.
During the meeting, Sheikh Ahmed congratulated Al Neyadi on the success of the historic mission, ‘Zayed Ambition 2,’ which is the longest Arab space mission.
Sheikh Ahmed praised the national achievement and said it is a source of pride for all Emiratis and Arabs.
He also highlighted its significance as an inspiring example for the youth in the UAE. The historic mission has also contributed to strengthening the UAE's presence in the space sector, he said.
Al Neyadi said that the unwavering support of the leadership serves as a driving force for youth in the UAE to pursue their aspirations and contribute to raising the country’s profile on the international stage.
He also conveyed his appreciation for the support received from the leadership and the people of the UAE during his historic six-month journey to the International Space Station.
The meeting was attended by Mona Al Marri, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council and President of the Dubai Press Club; Dr Maitha Buhumaid, Director of Dubai Press Club; Nehal Badri, Secretary General of the Dubai Media Council, Salem Al Marri, Director General of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, and Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansoori.
Al Neyadi conducted 200 experiments and scientific studies in cooperation with 5 international space agencies, and 19 experiments of Emirati universities, in the fields of evaluating the effect of microgravity on the interaction between the heart and body position.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared Neyadi’s post and said, “An awe-inspiring photograph of Dubai taken by Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi from the
“@Astro_AlNeyadi, the people of the UAE are immensely proud of you and the entire team for achieving major advances in space exploration. You carried the dreams of a nation to new frontiers, and we celebrate your pioneering journey and safe return.”
“We congratulate the UAE, its leadership and its people on the success of this mission, through which we send a profound message to Arab youth that nothing is impossible for a generation that has the determination to achieve its dreams."
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