UAE is set to take over space as Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has reached the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and will take off with his three Crew-6 colleagues on February 27th at 10:45 AM, UAE Time. Al Neyadi will put the Arab world on the map with this first long-duration Arab mission to space. And during an interaction, the Emirati astronaut said he would share dates with his colleagues and celebrate Ramadan in space.
Al Neyadi and his colleague’s mission will be in outer space during Ramadan. In a media interaction on Tuesday, he said there’s going to be a special announcement on how he will represent Emirati culture in space during this holy month. Furthermore, he added that since he loves dates, he will take dates and share them with his colleagues, especially during Ramadan. He also acknowledged the history of Arabs in space.
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan bin Salman was the first Arab in space, followed by a Syrian astronaut in 1987, and UAE’s Hazzaa Al Mansoori in 2019, Neyadi will become the fourth Arab in space. We can’t wait to see how Neyadi will celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and Eid in space on this six-month long project.
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