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Crew-7 launches to International Space Station to take over from UAE’s Sultan Al Neyadi

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Crew-7 launches to International Space Station to take over from UAE’s Sultan Al Neyadi

Crew-7 launches to International Space Station to take over from UAE's Sultan Al Neyadi

Traveling Emirati astronaut is set up to start house on September 1

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Area X released a team to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday to take over from UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and his 3 associates.

Crew-7, that includes astronauts from the United States, Denmark and Japan, and a cosmonaut from Russia, was introduced aboard a SpaceX provider rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli, Andreas Mogensen, Satoshi Furukawa and Kostantin Borisov will ride on the Dragon pill Endurance to the ISS, a journey that will take almost 30 hours.

Once they get here, they will start six-months of clinical examinations and station upkeep as part of Expeditions 69 and 70.

The flight was postponed a day after groups from Nasa chose to take extra time to make sure that all systems on the spacecraft's environmental protection and life support group were working correctly.

“It's fantastic seeing Crew-7 launch with 4 team members representing 4 nations who will live and deal with humankind's house in area as we continue the almost 23 years of a constant human existence on board the microgravity lab,” stated Ken Bowersox, associate administrator at Nasa.

A handover event will be held a couple of days after they show up in orbit for their six-month objective.

The conclusion of the event indicates Dr Al Neyadi, who showed up on the ISS on March 3, will be permitted to return back to Earth, with his departure presently set for September 1.

Amer Al Sayegh, among the assistant director generals at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre– which supervises the UAE's astronaut program– stated throughout recently's rundown that they were getting ready for Dr Al Neyadi's return house.

“This brings us closer to the launch of Crew-7 and the return of Crew-6, that includes UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi,” he stated.

“This is the 2nd UAE human area flight objective and very first long-duration objective, and we're really happy with Sultan for participating in this.”

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