Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center has published a new video for the UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, in the first video tour in Arabic about the International Space Station, explaining the components, devices and equipment on board, in addition to a brief on the daily life of astronauts aboard the station.
This is the first video of its kind that will provide web pages with valuable Arabic content from one of the world's leading astronaut destinations.
During the tour, Al-Mansouri presented a detailed explanation of the Russian section of the International Space Station, explaining that it contains the main computer, which is dedicated to controlling the station and predicting the various failures, in addition to the various sports equipment used to conduct sports for two hours a day, and the place allocated for sleep and how to sleep. Astronauts.
In the Russian section of the International Space Station, a photograph of Russian Yuri Gagarin, the first astronaut in the world, and chief engineer Sergei Korolyov, who is considered the father of Soviet space, in addition to the flags of the countries participating in the experiments, including the flag of the United Arab Emirates, and the entrance of Soyuz vehicles.
Al-Mansouri, the first part that arrived in space to build the Russian section, which is used for storage and bathing and tools for astronauts and others, in addition to the presentation of the Russian laboratory, which conducted various scientific experiments, during the eight-day mission at the international station.
During the video tour, inside various sections of the International Station, Al-Mansouri presented the components of the pressure chamber, how astronauts used the space suits, which he described as a small vehicle, and how astronauts used them to perform various maintenance, repair faults, add batteries and change batteries outside the International Space Station. That allows them to work for many hours, explaining that after wearing the suit astronaut enters the pressure chamber; where the pressure is equalized, before leaving the station for periodic maintenance.
Al Mansoori also explained how astronauts use toilets while they are aboard the space station, how water is treated, as well as the storage section on the International Space Station within each section.
For his part, Director of the Emirates Astronaut Program Engineer Salem Humaid Al Marri, "Internet pages are filled with videos and information about the International Space Station in many languages, but for the first time will be able to follow the Arab and interested in the space sector and science to identify the sections and components of the station until the most accurate details in Arabic thanks This tour was carried out by Hazza Al Mansouri. "
"As the first Arab to enter the International Space Station since its inception, it was necessary to share the Arab world this valuable experience to be this video as a legacy of the task of Hazza Mansouri benefit all Arabs."
Construction of the station dates back to 1998, where it was built with the cooperation of the United States and Russia, and funded by Canada, Japan and 10 European countries, and began to receive crews astronauts since the beginning of this century, specifically since November 2000, note that it has an international crew composed of Of the six astronauts who spend 35 hours a week doing deep scientific research in various scientific disciplines of space, physical, biological and earth sciences.
During his scientific mission, Hazza Al Mansouri carried out 16 scientific experiments in cooperation with international space agencies, including 6 on board the International Space Station to study the interaction of human body biomarkers in space compared to experiments conducted on the Earth's surface, and study the indicators of bone condition and disorders in motor activity. , Perception and perception of time when the astronaut, coupled with the fluid dynamics, the impact of living in space on humans.
It is noteworthy that the mission of the first Emirati astronaut to the International Space Station falls under the program "Emirates Astronauts", which is supervised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, and is the first integrated program in the Arab region to prepare national cadres involved in manned space flights to carry out missions It is part of research by the international scientific community to devise solutions to many challenges that in turn help to improve the lives of humans on Earth.
Launched in 2007, the Emirates Astronaut Program, which was launched in 2007, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and aims to support the research and development efforts in the telecommunications sector. In the state, enrich, support and develop technical services and promote state integration into the world economy.