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Emirates News Agency – Sultan Al Neyadi sets historic milestone by completing longest space mission in Arab history

Emirates News Agency – Sultan Al Neyadi sets historic milestone by completing longest space mission in Arab history
Emirates News Agency – Sultan Al Neyadi sets historic milestone by completing longest space mission in Arab history


ABU DHABI, 3rd September, 2023 (WAM) — Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has achieved qualitative and historic achievements, marking the UAE’s first Arab country to complete the longest space mission in Arab history Global Positioning, which lasted six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and involved conducting pioneering scientific experiments that contribute to the service of humanity and the scientific community.

Al Neyadi became the first Arab astronaut to complete a spacewalk mission outside the ISS last April as the 69th mission completed a series of basic tasks such as maintenance in addition to completing the initial series to install several solar panels on the station. Lasted for about 7 hours.

This success cemented the UAE’s global leadership in the space sector. The country ranked 10th globally in spacewalking missions outside the ISS, reflecting the efforts of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) to continue space exploration. This historic achievement also adds to the record of the Arab world’s contribution to outer space exploration.

Al Neyadi completed nearly 4,000 hours of work in space, with the Emirati astronaut contributing to the development of scientific and technological progress in the UAE by conducting nearly 200 scientific experiments in various fields, which took approximately 585 hours.

The Emirati astronauts achieved success in scientific experiments in collaboration with 25 local and international universities and 10 international space agencies, including NASA, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Center for Space Studies in France. The collaboration implemented around 19 research experiments. This collaboration contributed to the completion of the Lumina experiment to study the degree of space radiation on the ISS, in addition to the preparation of scientific medical studies, including the study of the cardiovascular system and the study of the causes of diseases in space.

The mission, launched to the ISS by MBRSC as part of the UAE Astronaut Program on March 3, is the first long-term mission for Arab astronauts in history.

Translation – P. Mishra.

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