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WATCH: Launch of the longest Arab space mission in history

by Dubaiforum

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 5:48am

By ARN News Staff

Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and his Crew-6 team will have another shot at lift off on Thursday morning as they set to embark on a historic six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, marking the longest Arab space mission in history.

Space X have confirmed that all systems are looking good and weather conditions are 95% favourable ahead of launch. 

A technical fault discovered just minutes before the original scheduled launch caused the flight to be postponed on Tuesday. 

What happens if the launch is delayed again? 

In the event that the launch does not proceed as intended, there are alternate launch dates of March 3 and 4.

Assuming a successful lift-off this morning, it’s expected the team will arrive at the ISS approximately 22 hours following launch.

Watch the historic moment unfold LIVE here: 

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