UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri has started his third day aboard the International Space Station (ISS), communicating with the ground station of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, where he spoke with the ground team to brief them on the activities he will carry out during the day.He also spoke to the center again at the end of the day.
During the third day, the Center organized a live radio meeting between Al Mansouri and a number of school students and attendees from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, where participants had the opportunity to ask questions.
During a radio call, astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri received a number of questions from the participants about his daily routine, whether there is enough food at the International Space Station, how the station was built, how he spent his free time, how to sleep and what to do in case of illness.
For his part, Mansouri replied: "Today starts at 6 GMT where we receive a daily schedule of earth stations and then there is an opportunity to start our personal activities where we wash our bodies and other personal matters."
"Everybody on board the ISS has a different schedule and sometimes more than one person can collaborate on one mission," he said, adding that he is filming everything on the ISS where the videos will be uploaded to YouTube and many other channels of communication.
Al-Mansouri explained that the eating of the astronauts is limited in certain calories in the morning, lunch and dinner, which is calculated from the earth stations and accordingly the food is sent to the space station every two weeks. If food cannot arrive from the ground.
In response to what he does in case of illness on board the International Space Station .. He confirmed that there are medicines for all diseases on board the station and in the case of injury is to communicate with a doctor available around the clock Earth station where he is informed of symptoms to describe the appropriate medicine and currently the station is clean Praise be to Allaah.
"There are astronauts in the station who like to sleep and their bodies are tied to the station. Some of them love to sleep as they float," he said of how to sleep on the International Space Station.
And on how to spend his free time in the International Space Station .. He stressed that in his spare time enjoy the view of the Earth and wait until the international station passes on the UAE; to take many pictures, which he shares with the earth station.
Hazza Al Mansouri completed the experiments on fluid dynamics in space in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) to verify the behavior of liquids under the standard gravity coefficient (gra-gravity), and then proceeded to conduct a number of experiments carried with him from the schools of the UAE within the science initiative In the space launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, and participated in the conduct of about 16 schools from the state .. Al Mansouri also follows three different experiments to observe the impact of microgravity on them include germination of seeds and the growth of some aquatic organisms, in addition to monitoring the rates of oxidation of steel in the absence of gravity .
It is noteworthy that astronaut Hazza Al-Mansouri conducts several experiments on the International Space Station to study the interaction of biomarkers of the human body in space compared to experiments conducted on the surface of the Earth, and study indicators of bone condition, disorders in motor activity, perception and perception of time in astronaut, in addition to Fluid dynamics in space, the impact of living in space on humans.
As part of normal daily activities, UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri recorded his diary for 15 minutes to document his activities aboard the International Space Station.