March 23, 2023

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With the participation of Al Neyadi.. Learn about the details of the “Crew-6” mission to the International Space Station

The Crew-6 mission, featuring Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, is the longest mission by Arab astronauts and the second Emirati mission to the International Space Station launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center as part of the Emirates. Astronaut Project.

In addition to Sultan Al Neyadi, the mission team includes Mission Commander, Astronaut Stephen Bowen (NASA), Spacecraft Commander, Astronaut Warren Hoberg (NASA) and Astronaut Mission Specialist Andrey Vityev (Roscosmos). The mission included Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, Space Shuttle Commander Yasmin Moghbeli (NASA), pilot Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency and Konstantin Borisov from the European Space Agency.

The mission was part of Expedition 68/69, with Roscosmos astronauts Nikolai Schaub and Oleg Kononenko and NASA astronaut Laurel O’Hara joining the team later. The term International Space Station Expedition is used for the crew that operates the space station, and uses it for research and exploration.

During the trip, Al Neyadi participates in an educational program and conducts a series of experiments and advanced research to achieve important scientific results about space. to the International Space Station, and trains and prepares them for spacewalks.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center said the mission aims to position the UAE as a global partner in manned space missions, to achieve common goals through scientific innovation, to secure a sustainable future for humanity, and to promote cooperation between countries and institutions. The UAE’s vision of building an economy based on knowledge and scientific research and paves the way for future initiatives that contribute to strengthening the UAE’s leading position in the field of space exploration, as well as contributing to global space exploration missions by developing and preparing a team of Emirati astronauts, and a culture of scientific research, innovation and discovery. encourage.

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The mission is planned to carry out 20 science experiments in collaboration with NASA, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, the National Center for Space Studies in France and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Areas including cardiovascular, epigenetics, botany, radiology, back pain, immune system, materials science, testing and experimentation of techniques, hydrology and sleep studies.