Al Neyadi attached to his tweet a photo of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from a height of 400 km to express his joy at the arrival of the two Saudi astronauts, Rayana Bernawi and Ali Al Qarni, bringing to three the Arab astronauts on board of the International Space Station for the first time in history.
The Emirati astronaut captioned the image, “Here is the beautiful and historical city of #Baghdad the cornerstone of the Golden Age of knowledge."
Emirati astronaut Sultan Al-Neyadi along with two Nasa astronauts, a Russian cosmonaut blasted off to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday morning.
Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi shared a wonderful picture of the capital, Abu Dhabi from the International Space Station (ISS), and commented on it, " Here is the heart of our beloved home, the UAE ❤️
The successful splashdown was a final key test of whether Elon Musk's spacecraft can transport astronauts to and from orbit — a feat no private company has accomplished before.
Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX's newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew of three Americans — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker — and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi blasted off at 7:27pm (0027 GMT Monday) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
"Dragon SpaceX, soft capture confirmed," said an announcer as the capsule completed its 27.5 hour journey at 11:01 pm (0401 GMT Tuesday), with the second part of the procedure, "hard capture," occurring a few minutes later.
The Saudi Space Commission said Saudi female and male astronauts Rayana Bernawi and Ali Al-Qarni will join the crew of the AX-2 space mission with the aim of building national capacities.
Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth on Friday after spending several months in the orbiting laboratory, NASA said.