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Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi shares update on completion of training for space mission

by Dubaiforum

UAE’s astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi is gearing up for a space mission.

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Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi is only a few days away from blasting off for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

The 41-year-old Emirati astronaut recently shared an update on his training before he writes his name in the history books.

Taking to his official Twitter account, Sultan Al Neyadi shared a number of images from NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory located at the Sonny Carter Training Facility, near the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on February 16, 2023.

“Last week I finished my last NBL with Astronaut Steve Bowen. And what made the moment more special is seeing the UAE flag decorating the NBL wall,” he wrote, “I am truly grateful to all the employees, engineers and divers in this great facility for getting us ready for the mission.”

The Emirati astronaut has shared that he has completed the last pre-mission training before his 6-month space mission to International Space Station.

Dr. Al Neyadi is part of Nasa and SpaceX’s Crew-6 flight which is scheduled to take off on February 26, 2023, from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.

This six-month-long mission will be the Arab world’s first long-duration journey through space. It is another major milestone for the United Arab Emirates space program, which aims to reach Mars, the Moon, and Jupiter.

As per Khaleej Times, the NBL Laboratory is home to the massive pool where NASA continues to train astronauts to go underwater to simulate the microgravity environment in space.

Sultan Al Neyadi along with his other three colleagues Stephen Bowen, Warren Hoburg, and Andrei Fedyaev will be sent on his first crewed mission which is set to launch from the USA.

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Cover image source: Twitter


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