Al Neyadi is preparing for a spacewalk that will mark Arab space history tomorrow
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced today that UAE Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi is set to make history tomorrow as the first Arab astronaut to conduct a spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS) during Expedition 69.
It's the first Arab spacewalk in history, a significant achievement for the Emirati nation that will be remembered in the annals of Arab space exploration. At 4:30 PM, the live coverage will start. At 5:15 PM (UAE time), the mission will begin, according to MBRSC's official twitter account.
Al Neyadi will participate in the 261st spacewalk on Friday, April 28, making the UAE the 10th nation to carry out a spacewalk on the International Space Station in support of space station assembly, maintenance, and improvements.
Al Neyadi and NASA Flight Engineer Stephen Bowen will work together to complete important tasks during the fourth spacewalk of the year on the ISS, making it historic.
"Steve Bowen and I will conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station tomorrow to replace the Radio Frequency Group unit and make preparations for the attachment of solar panels. We are prepared to take on the challenge and establish a new milestone for our mission after a lengthy period of training, tweeted Al Neyadi from the International Space Station.