Watch: Sultan Al Neyadi's triumphant return to the UAE
The event will be live streamed…
After being in outer space for six months, UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi is now back safely on terra firma. Al Neyadi is set to return back to the UAE and there are huge celebrations in store for the man who officially put the UAE on the space race map.
Al Neyadi is due back to the UAE after landing back on Earth from the International Space Station on September 4. For those of you keen to welcome him back home, you can join the live stream below from 5.30pm onwards on September 18.
The new update on his extended journey back was announced by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre on social media highlighting his success in making the ambitions of the UAE forefathers a reality and achieving remarkable feats such as completing the longest Arab space mission in history.
Sultan Al Neyadi’s journey in space
After having spent a record 186 days in outer space, Sultan Al Neyadi will return to the UAE very soon. The Dragon Spacecraft, carrying Al Neyadi and his fellow crew mates – three other astronauts on the Space-X Crew-6, one of NASA’s most recent crew rotation flights – splashed down off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.
The entire flight, from the undocking to the touchdown, was also live-streamed on the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre website. Live coverage was also provided by NASA, starting from hatch closure to the end of the exhilarating flight.
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While aboard the ISS, Al Neyadi accomplished some incredible things. The communications engineer was chosen as one of the first two Emirati astronauts ever, alongside Hazza Al Mansouri, and entered space for the first time in March 2023.
Aside from completing the longest Arab space mission as part of the SpaceX Crew-6, he also successfully completed the first Arab spacewalk on April 28, 2023 and additionally, conducted over 200 scientific experiments and engaged in over 1,000 hours of space operations.
We’ll surely learn all about his space travels once he’s back in town, and we can’t wait to hear all about it.
Welcome back to the UAE, Sultan! We’ve all been awaiting your return.