DUBAI, UAE- Flag carrier Emirates (EK) Ice is known for its commitment to providing top-tier entertainment, and now it’s taking its offerings to a cosmic level.
The acclaimed inflight entertainment system will soon feature a live interview with UAE astronaut Dr. Sultan AlNeyadi, delving into his unique ‘inflight experience’ in space. Dr AlNeyadi, stationed 400 kilometers above our planet on the International Space Station (ISS), will engage in this fascinating discussion.
Emirates Interview UAE Astronaut
Adding a touch of celestial excitement, this live interview will be available on the Emirates World Channel starting on September 1, 2023.
Coincidentally, this is the very day that Dr AlNeyadi embarks on his journey back to Earth after a remarkable six-month scientific mission aboard the ISS.
This journey home, spanning up to 16 hours, is just an hour shorter than Emirates’ longest flight, which covers a duration of 17 hours from Auckland to Dubai.
The engaging interview for Emirates Ice was conducted via a space-to-ground communication link. Subsequently, connecting the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) Mission Control Centre and NASA in Houston.
This captivating conversation promises to bring a touch of the cosmos to the inflight entertainment experience.
Emirates SVP of IFE & Connectivity, Patrick Brannelly, engages in an illuminating conversation with Dr Sultan AlNeyadi, reaching beyond expectations.
During the interview, Dr AlNeyadi shares insights about his inflight experiences, including his meals, connections with family, and entertainment options available aboard the spacecraft.
Further, Patrick draws intriguing parallels between Dr AlNeyadi’s account and the Emirates flight experience.
Captured against the mesmerizing backdrop of the International Space Station (ISS), situated 400 kilometers above Earth with an orbital speed of 28,000 kilometers per hour, the live footage showcases Dr AlNeyadi savoring coffee in microgravity, conducting experiments, and engaging in his daily workout while gazing at the breathtaking vistas of our planet and observing its weather conditions.
Emirates has been orbiting around the remarkable journey of Dr AlNeyadi, who gained prominence as an Emirati astronaut and the pioneering Arab to spend six months on the ISS as part of Expedition 69.
He also holds the distinction of being the first Arab astronaut to perform a spacewalk. This historical content collaboration between Emirates and one of the UAE’s national heroes underscores their connection and appreciation for this significant milestone.
Emirates ice, introduced in 2003 with 500 channels, has been a trailblazer in the world of award-winning entertainment for two decades.
With a stellar evolution, the IFE system now boasts over 6,500 channels of on-demand entertainment. This includes 80 Academy Award® winning films, 2,000 movies, 650 TV shows, and 4,000 hours of music, podcasts, and audiobooks in 40 languages.
Furthermore, it offers unique content like exclusive interviews conducted live from space. In this scenario, Emirates ice showcases that there’s no limit to their aspirations.
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