In a historic moment, the two Saudi astronauts: Rayana Bernawi and Ali Al-Qarni landed on Earth, after a 10-day space journey, and the two astronauts appeared waving their hands.
The Dragon spacecraft carrying the two astronauts returned to Earth this morning, Wednesday, after a ten-day trip in space.
Yesterday, the “Dragon”, carrying the Saudis and their fellow Americans, Peggy Whitson and John Schofner, began the return journey, which took about 12 hours before reaching the water, announcing the end of the “Ax-2” space mission launched by the Kingdom on May 22 as the first Saudi scientific mission. toward space.
As the “Dragon” spacecraft, the first spacecraft to automatically transport humans outside Earth, launched from the International Space Station yesterday, executing several maneuvers until it entered the atmosphere, and thus landed on the ground off the coast of Florida early this morning.
14 scientific experiments
The two Saudi astronauts concluded the implementation of 14 pioneering scientific experiments, as part of their scientific mission, aboard the International Space Station, which included six experiments in the brain and nervous system, four experiments in immune cells, and an experiment in water seeding technology.
It is noteworthy that Bernawi and Al-Qarni set off with their colleagues, former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, and American entrepreneur John Schofner, last Sunday, aboard the “Falcon 9” rocket of the “SpaceX” company, on a trip organized by the “Axiom Space” company. towards the International Space Station ISS, where the mission lasted for 10 days.