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An Emirati astronaut has sent an end-of-Ramadan greeting space. Sultan al-Neyadi, 41, sent an Eid al-Fitr message to the world the International Space Station. Eid al-Fitr is a short holiday that marks the end the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is observed Muslims worldwide as a month fasting, prayer, reflection, and service to community. Mr al-Neyadi is a six-month mission space. He will be the first Arab to complete a spacewalk when he undertakes a six-hour task maintaining and upgrading equipment the orbiting space station. In his Eid message, al-Neyadi said: "May this special occasion bring peace, happiness, and prosperity the whole world."

Mr al-Neyadi has shared a lot footage of Earth while his mission. In particular, he has transfixed millions of Muslims images of the holy site of Mecca glowing the dark of night. His achievements have ignited an interest in technology his compatriots in the UAE. He has received many questions fasting in space. Most adult Muslims are required to fast dawn to dusk as one the five Pillars of Islam. Al-Neyadi explained that fasting was different space. This is because he has to avoid activities "that could jeopardize the mission or put crew members at risk." He said he needed sufficient food "to prevent any escalation of a lack nutrition or hydration".

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