UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi starting Ramadan in space but fasting is not allowed on ISS

The holy month of Ramadan is about to begin. People of the Muslim community all over the world keep fast in this month. The special thing is that this year an astronaut will see the beginning of Ramadan in space about 400 kilometers above the earth. United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi flew into space on March 2 this month. aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft international space station (ISS) had arrived. Sultan Al Neyadi has arrived on the ISS for a long period of 6 months. Neyadi will celebrate Ramadan in space, but probably he will not fast and the reason for this is worth knowing.

In the holy month of Ramadan, people of the Muslim community fast, but Sultan Al Neyadi probably will not be able to fast. of spacedotcom Report According to , during a pre-flight press conference, Al Neyadi said that during their stay on the ISS, astronauts have to eat enough and they also have to avoid food or nutrition or lack of hydration.

Neyadi had said that his priority would be to serve this mission. He may not engage in activities that could jeopardize the mission or put crew members at risk. It is believed from his statement that probably Nayadi will not fast in space. Al Neyadi is not the first astronaut to celebrate Ramadan in space. According to the report, the first Muslim to go into space was Prince Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia in the year 1985. He arrived on Space Shuttle mission STS-51G on June 17, at the end of Ramadan.

Significantly, during their journey in space, astronauts have to take special care of their health. Especially towards Khan. Failure to do so may affect their mission. In 6 months on ISS, Neyadi will perform many big responsibilities. According to the report, he will conduct experiments on a number of topics, including back pain, plant biology, cardiovascular health, materials science, radiation, sleep, etc.