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UAE Astronaut Makes History, Becomes First Arab to Do Spacewalk

Spacewalks, commonly referred to as Extravehicular Activity (EVA), are essential for sustaining, improving, and expanding the capabilities of the International Space Station (ISS). The maintenance and repair of critical systems, the installation of new hardware and software, and the assembling and building of the ISS modules are all tasks that astronauts can carry out during these spacewalks.

Additionally, spacewalks on the ISS serve as a symbol of international collaboration because they bring together astronauts from different nations and encourage the exchange of resources and information.

Only a few eligible astronauts get the chance to complete spacewalks because of the high level of risk involved. The pressurized resistance of the suit makes the EVA process physically demanding, but it is also mentally taxing because astronauts must concentrate on their work as well as their safety, a plethora of potential tools, and interact with the crew and the team at mission control.

Sultan AlNeyadi will make history as the first Arab astronaut to perform a spacewalk during Expedition 69 on the International Space Station (planned for April 28.), according to a recent announcement from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) Dubai, April 6, 2023 (WAM).

AlNeyadi will take part in the 262nd spacewalk to help with space station development, maintenance, and improvements, and will carry out a spacewalk on the ISS, making it the tenth nation to do so.

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