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UAE sends second astronaut to space on longest Arab mission 

Sultan Saif AlNeyadi will collaborate with NASA and other international space agencies to conduct 19 scientific studies in a wide array of fields. 
People watch the lauching of NASA and SpaceX Dragon Crew-6 mission to International Space Station, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai on March 2, 2023. - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off to the International Space Station carrying two NASA astronauts, a Russian cosmonaut and the second Emirati to voyage to space. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

The United Arab Emirates successfully sent its second astronaut ever into space on Thursday with a rocket launch from the SU National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.

UAE military engineer Sultan Saif Al-Neyadi and three other international crew members are currently in orbit following the midnight launch of the spacecraft NASA has named Endeavor and Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) calls Zayed Ambition 2.

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