UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi will embark on a journey to space on February 26


The Crew-6 mission, which includes astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi representing the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, will launch on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft named Endeavour, mated atop a Falcon 9 rocket. This six-month long mission will feature a variety of scientific experiments and research. This is Al Neyadi’s first journey to space, and he will serve as a flight engineer for Expedition 69 once on the station.

NASA has announced that the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft, as part of the SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), is planned for no earlier than February 26 from the Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On January 25, a pair of news conferences will be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to provide more details about this mission, which is NASA’s sixth crew rotation flight using a US commercial spacecraft to transport a science expedition to the ISS.