An overall of 250 study experiments will certainly be accomplished by the group, that includes Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, throughout the mission to the ISS
The UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has actually introduced a new launch date and also time for the first Arab long-duration astronaut objective.
The objective will certainly currently remove on February 27 at 10.45 am (UAE time). UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and also 3 others were originally set up to take off to the International Spaceport Station on February 26.
In a blog post, Nasa stated its teams and also those of SpaceX and “international partners” fulfilled throughout the day Tuesday as component of the goal’s Flight Readiness Evaluation (FRR).
” The FRR focused on the readiness of SpaceX’s crew transport system, the space station, as well as its international companions to support the trip, along with the certification of flight preparedness.”
The decision to delay the goal by 24 hours was taken after the FRR.
As he got to the Kennedy Room Centre on Tuesday, Al Neyadi said the team awaits the objective – “physically, mentally and practically”.
Crew-6 includes 2 Nasa astronauts, Goal Commander Stephen Bowen as well as Pilot Warren Hoburg; UAE astronaut Al Neyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, who will certainly act as objective professionals, to the spaceport station for a science expedition goal. They will fly aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour, carried by the business’s Falcon 9 rocket.
The team will invest approximately 6 months at the spaceport station prior to returning to Planet.
The goal will certainly make the UAE just the 11th country to send an astronaut on a long-lasting mission to area.
Last Updated: 22 February 2023