Al Neyadi returns after completing longest Arab space mission

Sharjah 24 – WAM: The UAE area programme cemented its place in an illustrious membership when the Mohammed Bin Rashid House Centre (MBRSC) confirmed the profitable return of astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi from the Worldwide House Station (ISS), marking the conclusion of the longest Arab area mission in historical past, which lasted all of six months.
Marking yet one more superb chapter for the UAE that additional enhances its standing amongst main spacefaring nations, the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft carrying Al Neyadi undocked from the Worldwide House Station at 3:05 PM (UAE time) on third September 2023, and landed off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida at 8:17 AM (UAE time) on 4th September 2023.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, stated, “I prolong my congratulations to the UAE President on yet one more milestone in our formidable area programme’s evolution. As we welcome Sultan AlNeyadi again to earth, I commend him and the whole MBRSC workforce on the profitable completion of this historic mission. In simply six years because the launch of the UAE’s House Pioneers programme, we have now celebrated two groundbreaking Emirati area missions. These achievements mirror the UAE’s dedication to shaping a brighter future for the world. We’ve got nice religion within the potential of our youth and we’re assured that our nation’s deep wealth of expertise will proceed to drive its progress to higher heights. We’re resolute in our dedication to construct on our achievements to excel as a frontrunner on the worldwide stage.”

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Govt Council of Dubai, stated, “The conclusion of this mission marks yet one more vivid spot in our area journey. The mission’s success displays the dedication of the MBRSC workforce to bolster the UAE’s standing as a frontrunner in area exploration. We’re devoted to creating significant contributions to the progress and wellbeing of humanity, as a part of which we proceed to forge sturdy partnerships with international area companies, analysis establishments and universities. Sultan Al Neyadi devoted 600 hours to conduct 200 experiments on the ISS, which symbolize key contributions that additional consolidate our nation’s legacy within the international area enviornment.”

Al Neyadi was acquired by MBRSC Astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori, Astronauts Workplace Supervisor; Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi, Flight Surgeon for Al Neyadi; and Saeed AlEmadi, from the Strategic Communication Division at MBRSC, on the restoration ship. A specialised medical workforce promptly checked his well being parameters on web site earlier than he headed to a well being camp for additional assessments to gauge his bodily situation.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Chairman, MBRSC, commenting on the profitable conclusion of the mission stated, “At present marks a historic second within the UAE’s journey when it comes to its continued ambition to discover area. We’re grateful to the management of the UAE whose visionary aspirations have led to us attaining this ambition and made the area sector within the nation what it’s in the present day. With Sultan’s success on the ISS, we have now set a benchmark for area journey whereas inspiring future astronauts and aspiring area travellers within the UAE to proceed to try for his or her goals to enterprise into the depths of area.

“The experiments that Sultan has carried out aboard the ISS have helped us develop human information in addition to profit the scientific group worldwide, paving the trail for the nation to have new hopes and transcend new realms on this sector. We’re glad to have him again on Earth safely and pleased with the legacy he has created.”

Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director Basic, MBRSC, stated, “Underneath the steerage of our management, we have now accomplished our first long-term mission, which is able to set a worthy precedent for the longer term missions that we embark on. Sultan has created a milestone for the UAE and has impressed each future astronaut and area fanatic together with his mission and the experiments he has carried out aboard the ISS. We’re additionally grateful to Hazzaa AlMansoori who performed a key position on this expedition with Sultan because the Increment Lead. Collectively, our Emirati astronauts have made our nation proud alongside the assist of our international companions.”

Adnan AlRais, Mission Supervisor, UAE Astronaut Programme, MBRSC, said, “The profitable completion of Sultan AlNeyadi’s mission signifies a strategic milestone for the UAE in area exploration. Throughout his time aboard the ISS, Sultan undertook over 200 groundbreaking experiments and carried out the primary Arab spacewalk, whereas his outreach initiatives and constant communication about his actions in area saved not simply the UAE, however the whole world engaged and knowledgeable. Sultan’s achievements encapsulate the essence of the UAE Astronaut Programme’s imaginative and prescient – to encourage, to innovate, and to combine the UAE into the worldwide cloth of area exploration.”

Protected return to Earth
Sultan AlNeyadi returned to earth aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft alongside together with his Crew-6 crewmates, NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev after six months on the Worldwide House Station.

The spacecraft accomplished its deorbit burn forward of a splashdown within the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. 4 minutes earlier than splashdown, the drogue parachutes deployed at an altitude of about 18,000 toes, serving to arrest the Dragon’s velocity of roughly 560 km per hour. In lower than a minute, the primary parachutes deployed at about 6,000 toes, serving to the spacecraft make a secure descent.

The UAE Astronaut Programme, one of many tasks managed by MBRSC below the UAE’s Nationwide House Programme and funded by the ICT Fund of the Telecommunications and Digital Authorities Regulatory Authority (TDRA), goals to assist analysis and improvement within the ICT sector within the UAE and promote the nation’s integration on the worldwide stage.


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