Emirates News Agency – Mohamed bin Zayed receives astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, UAE Mission 2 Team

ABU DHABI, thirty first October, 2023 (WAM) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, right now obtained astronauts Sultan AlNeyadi, Hazzaa AlMansoori and Mohammad AlMulla, together with the UAE Mission 2 crew from the Mohammed Bin Rashid House Centre (MBRSC), throughout a barza at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi.
His Highness engaged with Al Neyadi and AlMansoori, diving deep into the main points of the Arab world’s longest area mission. He recommended the crew on the success of the mission and for realising the late Sheikh Zayed’s ambition by way of the journey. With AlMulla, His Highness mentioned the current coaching classes he underwent with Nora AlMatrooshi, paving the best way for upcoming human spaceflight missions.
In a poignant gesture, Al Neyadi introduced His Highness Sheikh Mohamed with a framed picture showcasing the UAE at evening alongside one other picture of Abu Dhabi in daylight captured by him from area. AlMansoori additionally handed over a cherished memento from his first area mission: a framed image of His Highness paired with the UAE flag that journeyed with him to area.
Underlining the importance of their achievements, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed lauded Al Neyadi and AlMansoori for uplifting the youth of the UAE and the Arab world whereas additionally pushing boundaries within the UAE’s relentless journey in direction of progress. He additional congratulated the UAE Mission 2 crew at MBRSC for his or her help and dedication all through the mission.
Al Neyadi shared his expertise and insights about his six-month mission aboard the ISS to His Highness. He additionally make clear the pioneering experiments and collaborations with worldwide area entities and recounted moments of the primary Arab spacewalk, which lasted 7 hours and 1 minute.
In the meantime, AlMansoori, who was the primary Arab increment lead, elaborated to His Highness on his pivotal function in Expedition 69, narrating his experiences in aiding Al Neyadi and coordinating numerous duties with crew members from the Mission Management Heart in Houston.
The MBRSC crew, led by Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, Chairman, MBRSC, and Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director Normal, MBRSC, together with members from the mission, emphasised their gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed, acknowledging his steadfast help. The crew additionally supplied an summary of the UAE Astronaut Programme whereas highlighting future missions.
Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, Chairman, MBRSC, stated, “His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s visionary management and unwavering help have been the muse upon which the aspirations of numerous Emirati achievements have been constructed. Our assembly with His Highness serves as an affirmation of our nation’s dedication to pioneering the frontiers of area. By means of strategic foresight and alignment with the quickly advancing area sector, we’re poised to not solely foster our nation’s abilities but in addition form the way forward for area exploration. Taking ahead the legacy of our founding fathers, we’re invigorated to make even higher strides in area science and exploration.”
Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director Normal, MBRSC, stated, “We’re grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his visionary management and steerage as we chart the roadmap for the way forward for the area sector within the UAE. The success of the mission undertaken by Sultan signifies a pivotal leap in MBRSC’s journey, laying the foundations for a collection of formidable spaceflights that lie forward. We intention to repeatedly elevate innovation, exploration, and discovery within the subject of area.”

Hatem Mohamed


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