ABU DHABI, third September, 2023 (WAM) — Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi succeeded in reaching qualitative and historic achievements, which consolidated the UAE’s regional and world place as the primary Arab nation to finish the longest area mission within the historical past of the Arabs, which lasted for six months on the International Space Station (ISS), and included conducting pioneering scientific experiments that contribute to serving humanity and the scientific group.
AlNeyadi turned the primary Arab astronaut to finish a spacewalk mission outdoors the ISS, as a part of the 69th mission final April, which lasted about 7 hours, to hold out a number of primary duties resembling upkeep, along with finishing the preparatory collection for putting in a variety of photo voltaic panels on the station.
This success consolidated the UAE’s world management within the area sector, because the nation ranked tenth globally in spacewalking missions outdoors the ISS, which displays the efforts of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) to proceed area exploration. This historic achievement can be added to the document of the Arab world’s contributions to outer area exploration.
After AlNeyadi accomplished about 4,000 hours of labor in area, the Emirati astronaut contributed to the event of scientific and technological development within the UAE, by conducting about 200 scientific experiments in varied fields that took about 585 hours.
The Emirati astronaut achieved success in scientific experiments in cooperation with 25 native and worldwide universities and 10 worldwide area companies, as he carried out about 19 analysis experiments in cooperation with NASA, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the National Center for Space Studies in France. This cooperation contributed to the completion of the Lumina experiment, the first-of-its-kind to review the levels of area radiation on the ISS, along with making ready scientific medical research that embody learning the cardiovascular system and learning the causes of illnesses in area.
AlNeyadi journey contributed to enriching society’s data of the area sector and its fields by way of the “A Call from Space” collection, which attracted greater than 10,000 folks, along with organising about 12 visible communications with the general public and seven wi-fi communications from the MBRSC.
The mission launched by the MBRSC as a part of the UAE Astronaut Programme on third March to the ISS is the primary long-term mission for Arab astronauts in historical past, as AlNeyadi arrived on the station aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour, accompanied by the Crew-6 mission group.
It is noteworthy that the UAE Astronaut Programme, which is managed by the MBRSC, is among the tasks funded by the ICT Fund, affiliated with the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, which goals to assist analysis and growth within the ICT sector.