Sultan Al Neyadi: The First Arab Astronaut to Perform Spacewalk in History

Sultan Al Neyadi
How to Watch the Live Stream of Sultan Al Neyadi’s Spacewalk

Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi is about to make history by becoming the first Arab astronaut to carry out a spacewalk on Friday, 28th April 2023. Sultan Al Neyadi along with Nasa colleague Stephen Bowen, he will float outside the International Space Station for almost seven hours to perform maintenance work.

Only 260 spacewalks have been carried out at the orbiting laboratory since 1998, so this will be a rare and momentous occasion.

Dr. Al Neyadi and Mr. Bowen will retrieve and relocate foot restraints for future spacewalks, prepare a section of the space station for a solar array installation and remove communication hardware.

If you’re keen to witness this historic event, it will be streamed live on the NASA and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre‘s websites and social media channels.

The spacesuits will switch to battery power at around 5.15 pm GST, and the live-stream is expected to begin around that time. You’ll also be able to listen in to the communication between the astronauts and mission control in Houston during the spacewalk.

As Dr. Al Neyadi and Mr. Bowen carry out their tasks, you’ll get a play-by-play description from a NASA employee, who will explain exactly what’s happening during this extraordinary event.

It’s sure to be an unforgettable moment in space history!


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