UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi who is on a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS), shared some cool images of the snow-covered Himalayas from the outer space.
In his tweet on the X platform, the astronaut said, “The Himalayas from space... Home to the Everest summit, the highest point above sea level on earth, these mountains are one of the iconic landmarks of our planet's rich nature.”
The post has garnered 47.4K views when this report was published. Stunned by the view, some social media users took to the X platform to express their views. “Nature’s grand masterpiece on full display,” said a user while another said, “Amazing brother. Thanks so much for continuing to send us these gorgeous photos of our blue giant sphere of life.”
This is not the first time that Al Neyadi has posted images from the space. In May, he uploaded a night-time pictures of Dubai from space showing the Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and residential areas in the city like the Jumeirah Village Circle. "Dubai shines almost as bright as the stars up here," he wrote in post.
Earlier this month, he shared image of British seaside city Brighton from the ISS. He completed graduation in electronics and communications engineering at the University of Brighton in 2004 before going back to his home country to pursue master's. He also shared photo of the Suez Canal this month in a post that read, “A view from space of the Suez Canal: Heart of global trade.”
Other space photos shared by him include Damascus, Madrid, wildfires in Greece and Turkey, Taal Volcano in the Philippines, Brasilia, Tokyo, Rome and Australia's Gold Coast.
In another post, Al Neyadi said, “Sunset, then sunrise, then sunset... Every day, we witness 16 sunrises and sunsets aboard the ISS.”
Al Neyadi has been on ISS since March. He and his crew are set to return to Earth on Thursday, August 31. In April, he became the first Arab astronaut to conduct a spacewalk.