Dubai has been taking coherent efforts to launch space missions and has been successful in it. And to appreciate the initiatives, Burj Khalifa lit up to honour the Arab world’s maiden long-haul space mission. The iconic tower portrayed a rocket launch and the crowd was beaming with pride and joy. The world’s tallest building graced the audience with a live countdown.
Burj Khalifa Shot Up A Rocket!
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The most famous landmark of Dubai was lit up in the colours of space on 26th February 2023. The video that went viral within minutes of being uploaded on the Instagram platform Emaar was a tribute to the space mission. The name Sultan AlNeyadi is displayed on the tower with the UAE astronaut’s image alongside.
The rocket will launch from Earth to start the mission, which will take 25 hours to reach the International Space Station (ISS). The sources confirm Sultan’s presence at 10.45 am today with his Crew-6 teammates (UAE time).
Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg from NASA, UAE astronaut AlNeyadi from the UAE, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev will be the entourage. The astronauts are anticipated to launch by SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft Endeavour.
On Tuesday, February 28, the team will disembark at around 2.38 am (11.38 am) EST.
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3, 2, 1 Go Sultan!
The countdown made us excited about the space mission. A magnificent honour for an extraordinary accomplishment. Please give Sultan Al Neyadi your best wishes for his forthcoming space mission! We can imagine the exhilaration that would be stirring up at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre for the upcoming launch slated this morning.
Apart from displaying the picture of the UAE astronaut and his name, the date of the mission, along with the time was also announced at the end. Did you catch up on the action live? Don’t fret you can just search for Burj Khalifa on Instagram and find the video on their portal now.
Our anticipation regarding the space mission is through the roof!
Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/ Burj Khalifa