Sultan Al Neyadi posts special Eid message from space

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Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi took to social media to post a special Eid al Fitr message from the International Space Station (ISS).

The video features Suhail, the mascot of the UAE astronaut programme at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, floating around as Arabic music plays in the background. 

Al Neyadi also makes an appearance, this time ditching his spacesuit for the traditional Emirati attire to mark the occasion.

"On this occasion, I send my greetings to the leaders of the country, my family, my friends, and all of you," he says in Arabic, adding, "Wishing everyone peace, happiness and prosperity."

Al Neyadi is on a historic six-month mission onboard the International Space Station, making history for the UAE and the Arab world. 

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