Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Emirati astronaut sent a message from the “Dragon” spacecraft after its separation from the “Falcon 9” rocket, Thursday, at a stage that followed the success of the launch and the return of the first stage to the platform in Florida.
The “Falcon 9” rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Station in Florida, Thursday, successfully, after the mission that was scheduled to be launched on Monday was postponed due to a defect related to the ignition fluid for the rocket engines.
Al-Neyadi sent a message from the spacecraft after the spacecraft successfully separated from the second stage of the rocket.
The Emirati astronaut said in his message that he thanks his father, mother, and Emirati leadership, as well as those who trained him and SpaceX.
It is noteworthy that this is the longest mission to the International Space Station in the history of the missions in which the Arab countries participated, with a duration of 6 months.