Riyadh: Emirati astronaut Sultan Al-Niyadi has expressed his excitement on welcoming Saudi astronauts Ali Al-Qarni and Rayana Barnawi to the International Space Station.
He said that the Emirati and Saudi flags have been together in space for several hours. Sultan Al Nyadi tweeted that he was excited to welcome the X2 crew members.
There’s Peggy Whitson, John Shoffner, Ali Al-Qarni and Riana Barnawi, and we’re here to meet.
Both Saudi astronauts Rayana Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni have arrived at the International Space Station and will remain there until 10:00 p.m.