When astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi left the International Space Station (ISS) and finished his spacewalk, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) reached a new milestone. With the completion of the mission task, the UAE honours Al Neyadi for becoming the first Arab to perform a spacewalk during Expedition 69, which is currently taking place on the ISS.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’sDubai’s vice president, prime minister, and monarch stated: “Today, after three years of rigorous preparation, we observe Sultan Al Neyadi on his first spacewalk, doing a number of duties outside the International Space Station. Al Neyadi is the first Emirati, first Arab, and first Muslim astronaut to do a spacewalk.
He said, “It is a truth that many
The historic first Arab spacewalk, which took place on the starboard side of the truss section of the International Space Station, lasted 7.01 hours and achieved two major goals. Al Neyadi and NASA Flight Engineer Stephen Bowen’s Extravehicular Activity (EVA) had several goals, one of which was to complete a number of preliminary chores that entailed arranging electrical lines. iROSA, the Roll-Out Solar Array for the International Space Station the fourth roll-out solar array to be carried to the Space Station on the next SpaceX Dragon cargo flight, was installed before these cable operations were finished. The next goal was to get a vital Radio Frequency Group (RFG) unit back. This antenna for communications, or
“The UAE Mission 2 is a truly inspirational effort that represents the spirit of Emirati excellence and resolve to attain success in all our endeavours,
” remarked Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, Chairman, MBRSC. This mission has established a new benchmark for excellence in space exploration, beginning with its status as the longest Arab space mission, progressing through the groundbreaking selection of the first Arab increment lead on an ISS voyage, and now, accomplishment of the first Arab spacewalk by Sultan Al Neyadi. This great accomplishment, supported by the wise leadership, demonstrates the UAE’s unshakable commitment to maintaining its position as a leading force in space, science, and technology and serves as a strong inspiration for future generations to pursue their goals.