President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is an inspiration for the people of United Arab Emirates, his visit to Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi at his home in Umm Ghafa, Al Ain to check the preparations for long term mission to ISS is highly laudable (“Mohamed Bin Zayed visits Emirati astronaut Sultan
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) on Sunday announced that Emirati astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi are ready to work on the International Space Station (ISS) after receiving the astronaut’s pin from NASA’s Johnson Space Centre following the completion of their general training that lasted around 20 months.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) on Tuesday announced that Mohammad AlMulla and Nora AlMatrooshi, from the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme, have begun their training with Nasa’s Astronaut Candidate Class of 2021 at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, USA.
Saleh Al Ameri said, “I am proud of the mission's success, and I am proud to present this achievement to our wise leadership.”
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.
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.
Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director General, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre said, “The UAE Astronaut Programme was launched in 2017, and this is our second mission making the UAE the 11th country globally to launch a long-duration astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Al Neyadi replied, Your Highness, you are always leading us with your kindness and generosity, and you pave the way for us. There is no one happier than us about this. You lead us, and we follow you on this journey, who carried the flag of the UAE and the ‘Zayed’s Ambition’ patch. Today we are continuing this journey and god willing there will be further stages to come.