UAE Leaders Applaud Sultan AlNeyadi on Safe Return: Following Emirati astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi’s safe landing on Earth, the UAE leaders congratulated him for his return.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan wrote in platform X that the people of the UAE be immensely proud of you and the whole team for attaining significant advances in space exploration”. He further added that” you carried the dreams of a nation to new boundaries. We celebrate your incredible journey and safe return.”
On Monday at 8:17 a.m., Sultan AlNeyadi returned to Earth after spending 186 days at the ISS when the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft he was traveling in was splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean off Jacksonville, Florida.
Sheikh Mohammed wrote on platform X, ” We congratulate the people of the UAE and all youth on the safe return of Sultan Al Netadi to planet Earth- the first Arab astronaut on a long mission to the International Space Station. Sultan performed 200 scientific research missions and spent more than 4,400 hours in the ocean, inspiring millions of Arab youth that we can contribute positively to humanity’s scientific and civilized march”.
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Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum posted a ongratulatory message on social media, in which he wrote, ” Driven by Zayed’s vision, the UAE has embarked on an extraordinary journey from desert to space. Today, we celebrate Sultan Al Neyadi’s return to Earth after the longest Arab space mission ever- a milestone moment for a nation whose ambitions know no limits”.
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture, also congratulated Al Neyadi.
She also posted on platform X that” Today unveils a new chapter in the UAE’s journey in possibilities. We congratulate Sultan Al Neyadi, our space ambassador, on his safe return to Earth and fulfilling a new national aspiration after the success of the most extended Arab astronaut mission. We thank God for your safe return. Besides, your journey has proved that the impossible is possible, and this is just the starting.”
Moreover, the Director General of MBRSC, Salem Humaid AlMarri, tweeted about his happiness and said, ” Welcome back, Sultan! Our joy is indescribable, and in these historic 6 months, we have achieved this mission’s strategic goals. The longest Arab space mission in history has provided scientific data from around 200 experiments. Besides, the mission also offered an educational program that inspired audiences and students from the UAE, along with millions of people on social media, igniting their passion for space. The mission made history by witnessing the first Arab spacewalk. We convey our gratitude to the wise leadership of the UAE for their continuous support”