Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi is set to return to the UAE next week.
According to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Al Neyadi's homecoming is set for Monday, September 18.
He returned to Earth earlier this month following the completion of the longest Arab space mission in history.
After astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi carried Zayed's Ambition to space, it is now time for his homecoming.— MBR Space Centre (@MBRSpaceCentre) September 14, 2023
Stay tuned for his return to the UAE on 18 September, following the completion of the longest Arab space mission in history.#SultanHomecoming pic.twitter.com/whuNUUjLIV
On Tuesday, Al Neyadi made his first media appearance since returning to Earth following his historic mission.
During the NASA press conference, alongside other members of Crew-6, Al Neyadi emphasised the importance and value of the scientific experiments conducted aboard the International Space Station.
.@Astro_Alneyadi explains the importance and value of the scientific experiments conducted aboard the International Space Station and interaction with scientists on Earth during Crew-6 post-flight news conference. @Astro_Alneyadi pic.twitter.com/djY7kOiYPo— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 13, 2023
He also spoke about the continuity of the UAE National Space Programme and its plans for the future.