UAE astronaut Al Neyadi demonstrates Newton's first law in space
Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has demonstrated Newton's first law in space.
Sultan Al Neyadi wrote on Twitter, “It's fun to test the laws of physics on the International Space Station, where gravity is almost non-existent."
In this video I chose to test with you Newton's first law in space.”
According to Newton's first law, every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force. This tendency to resist changes in a state of motion is inertia.
That is, if a body in motion will remain in motion unless acted on by an external force.
In astronomical terms, this means that in space bodies continue in straight lines unless a force external to the body acts on them, and stationary bodies do not spontaneously start to move.
On April 2, Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi completed a month in space and shared his nostalgic views about the journey and earth.
Al Neyadi along with two Nasa astronauts, a Russian cosmonaut blasted off to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on March 2.
The SpaceX Dragon Crew-6 mission launched at 12:34 am (09.34am UAE time) from Launch Complex 39A at Nasa's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The Emirati wrote on Twitter, “A month ago, we launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and began our journey into space.
Since then, we have witnessed more than 450 sunrises and sunsets, and made significant progress in the experiments and research for our mission. United with my crew, we continue to work towards achieving our scientific goals.
From Earth to space, I proudly carry forth Zayed's Ambition.”
Over the past one month, Neyadi has shown the world his day-day tasks and educated many of us about microgravity and basics of space exploration.
Recently, Al Neyadi published photos showing him separating oxygen from hydrogen to obtain air to breathe, and refining previously used water and other liquids to obtain clean water again aboard the International Space Station.
Al Neyadi said, “Water is a precious resource in space. It is used to create clean air by separating oxygen from hydrogen, and it is also recycled to provide a continuous supply of clean water.
“In these photos, I'm working on the tank that recycles water, while wearing a PPE kit to prevent contamination.
“Ensuring a well-maintained life support system is a key task for astronauts, particularly during long-duration missions.”
The Emirati astronaut highlighted that PPE is important to prevent any contamination during the purification process.