Timeline confirmed for UAE astronaut's return

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The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has revealed the return schedule of Emirati astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi after conducting the longest Arab space mission in history.

AlNeyadi and his Crew-6 mates will begin their journey back to Earth at 5:05 pm on Saturday, September 2 with the live coverage of the undocking procedure starting from 3:00 pm.

They are scheduled to splashdown off the coast of Florida no earlier than 8:58 am on Sunday, September 3 with the live stream from 8:30 am.

AlNeyadi has completed over 1,000 working hours aboard the International Space Station (ISS) where he arrived on March 3.

The return journey can be watched on the MBRSC's official website.

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