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Emirati astronaut Al-Neyadi to have real-time call with UAE residents from space

Emirati astronaut Sultan al-Neyadi posted a selfie from space. (Twitter)


The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) has announced the launch of its ‘Call to Space’ campaign, which will give UAE residents the opportunity to UAE astronaut Sultan al-Neyadithe official WAM news agency reported Friday.

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The event will take place at various locations across the UAE, starting with the first live conference call at the Dubai Opera on Tuesday, March 21 at 2.30pm. Those interested can book their seats through the official Dubai Opera website for the opportunity to interact with al-Neyadi.

Al-Neyadi accompanies three other crew members on the International Space Station (ISS) Longest Arab space mission to date.

MBRSC Director General Salem Humaid Al Marri said: “By sharing Sultan’s journey into space, we aim to inspire not only the next generation of space enthusiasts, but the wider community as well.”

“Our aim is to inspire young people to dream big and pursue their ambitions in space and beyond,” he added.

Space enthusiasts of all ages will have the opportunity to ask al-Neyadi questions about life aboard the International Space Station, the everyday life of an astronaut, and the science experiments he conducts in microgravity during his space missions.

Al-Neyadi is the second Emirati and Arab astronaut of the Orbiting Science Laboratory.

Earlier this month, al-Neyadi talks to Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid from spaceduring a conversation broadcast live on NASA Television.

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