UAE's Sultan AlNeyadi & Crew-6 make historic ISS liftoff on longest Arab space mission

March 02, 2023 - 10:17 AM

The UAE astronaut, Sultan Al Neyadi, is set to make history by embarking on the longest Arab mission in space to the International Space Station.

After a postponed launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 mission on  Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft  , Al Neyadi and his fellow crew members are scheduled to lift-off at 9.34am UAE time from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, US.

Al Neyadi has also introduced the fifth crew member, Suhail, the mascot of MBRSC in its own SpaceX spacesuit, who will be the zero-gravity indicator during the UAE Mission 2. Suhail previously accompanied Hazzaa Al Mansoori on the UAE's first space mission in 2019 and is named after the second brightest star in the sky.


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