NASA has announced a new launch date for UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi's International Space Station mission after Monday's blast-off was "scrubbed" due to "grounding issues".
In a blog post, NASA said the "next available launch attempt is at 12:34 am EST (9:34 am) on Thursday, March 2". It will be "pending resolution of the technical issue preventing Monday’s launch", they added.
NASA and SpaceX said they "will forgo a launch opportunity on Tuesday, February 28, due to unfavourable weather forecast conditions".
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday received a host of citizens and senior officials, who extended their warm greetings at the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Amer Ismail Hilal, Governor of Latakia, lauded the UAE’s significant efforts to rescue those affected by the earthquake that hit several cities in Syria, including Latakia.
Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has wished his social media followers a blessed Ramadan by posting a new video capturing the "crescent of Ramadan" from the International Space Station.