Lessons from Space

Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi

As a proud UAE school, we are so fortunate to be able to provide our students with an opportunity to speak with a UAE trailblazer. Sultan Alneyadi will be the first amongst many who represents this fantastic country across new scientific frontiers, but he will always be the first. I am sure that his inspiration will serve to fuel the aspirations of JC students, and we are so honoured that he agreed to take questions form our students whilst on such a historic mission.


Rob Kesterton


The National Gulf News Khaleej Times ARN News Dubai Eye

ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) is an organization which allows the opportunity for school students around the world to speak to the astronauts on board the International Space Station. Students are fascinated with space exploration and having the opportunity to speak with astronauts inspires our students to ask truly thought-provoking questions. I applied to ARISS for this event in March 2022 knowing that this would be an amazing event which would add a unique dimension to our students’ regular studies. I have been involved in 7 previous ARISS events in Wales, Kuwait and USA over the past 20 years.

Mr Greenfield 

Teacher of Science

"I have always been interested in space and knowing that if I sent a question in meant that it would be read and talked about in space excited me. So I sent in a few questions and one of mine got chosen. I will be asking Sultan Al Neyadi about some of the scariest things that have happened to him so far. This was a curiosity of mine as I don't know what happens in space."

Yusra  7F2


Mr. Greenfield has been involved with space education for over 25 years. Starting his space career as an associate-teacher at NASA’s International Space School in Houston, Texas, he developed a global academy which allowed over 300 students from 40 countries to graduate from the school over a period of 15 years as they went on to study STEM topics at university. Many of his former Space School students are actively involved with the space program at agencies around the world. While in Houston, Mr. Greenfield developed strong links with many of the astronauts and engineers who worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and continued those links when he moved to teach in the Middle East. As part of his ongoing space education legacy, he has allowed students from around the Middle East region to engage with the pilots and future astronauts of Virgin Galactic as well as holding other ARISS events for students in Kuwait. Mr. Greenfield also arranged presentations for his students with NASA astronauts from the Johnson Space Center as well as other NASA engineers who are developing concepts for the future of human space exploration. Mr. Greenfield was also a keynote speaker at an event at UNESCO where he discussed the future of space education and the need for global partnerships to enhance the STEM provision for future generations.

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