His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, said that the UAE's achievements today contribute to the enhancement of the opportunities of the Arab region in reviving its civilizational renaissance, especially as the sons of the UAE stormed many sectors where the region did not have a tangible presence, including the most important space sector Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, our country seeks to achieve qualitative achievements with the brains and minds of a generation of creative UAE youth and with ambitious initiatives and projects that we are competing against at the summit.
Crown Prince of Dubai:
- «We seek at the hands of every sincere and dedicated in the service of the country, and everyone who contributes to its progress and lifted».
- «The achievements of the UAE contributes today to enhance the opportunities of the Arab region in reviving its civilization renaissance».
- "We wish all the best to the UAE astronauts and the members of the team to complete the mission to serve the future of the world."
This came on the occasion of the entry of astronauts Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Neyadi, yesterday, the stage of medical isolation, where he held a telephone call with the UAE astronauts to reassure them personally to complete all preparations for this new phase in this historic journey that will have an impact on the status of the UAE and the region During the call, His Highness expressed the pride and pride of all Emiratis for the achievement they will achieve in history, and the best wishes of His Highness to them and all members of the team to succeed in completing this mission with all their responsibilities. Machines and opportunities.
His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai said: “The historic journey to the International Space Station is a hope that shines the way towards a new Arab scientific renaissance and an achievement that we realize the dream of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to restore the Arab region to its glories. At the height of its progress, we urge all sincere and dedicated people to serve the nation, and all those who contribute to its progress and elevation, we wish all the best to the UAE astronauts and members of the team, asking God Almighty to include them carefully and to succeed in completing this mission to serve the future of our nation and our nation and the world at large. ».
UAE astronauts Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Neyadi bid farewell to Moscow, Russia, for the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, to start the 15-day isolation phase after completing their training at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center in the city of Stars. In preparation for their historic voyage to the International Space Station on 25 September.
A farewell ceremony was held at the Yuri Gagarin Center in the presence of the Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, the Director General of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, and the Assistant Director General of Scientific and Technical Affairs, Director of the Emirates Astronaut Program. Space, Salem al-Marri.
Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri said: “By the grace of God, we have reached an important milestone in our ambitious space project and the historic achievement that all efforts are being made together under the patronage, guidance and encouragement of our leadership.”
He continued: “Today, Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Nayadi carry the ambition of the founding father of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God bless him, and the dreams and hopes of many Emirati and Arab generations, renewing our commitment to lead the UAE to have a clear and influential mark in the field of space exploration. Always high in all forums and in various fields ».
"We are facing a historic event that reflects the UAE's insistence on the participation of the global scientific community in enriching the world's stock of qualitative scientific experiments that contribute to the improvement of human life," said Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani.
“By successfully passing the training and testing of the two UAE astronauts at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center, we are fully prepared to perform the first mission to the International Space Station, which we look forward to with confidence.”
Astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will conduct 16 scientific experiments, in cooperation with international space agencies, including the Russian «Roskosmos» and the European Space Agency «ESA», including six experiments on the International Space Station to study the interaction of biomarkers of the human body in space, compared to experiments conducted on Earth's surface, studying the indicators of bone condition, disturbances in motor activity, perception, perception of time when the astronaut, in addition to the fluid dynamics in space, the impact of living in space on humans.
The scientific mission includes experiments involving schools in the UAE, as part of the Space Science Initiative, which was launched by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center and participated in conducting on the ground about 16 schools from the UAE in the presence of Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri in the first phase, which will be conducted in a zero environment Gravity is almost on board to compare results. These experiments will contribute to supporting the UAE curriculum with new scientific materials that will be the result of the UAE's first manned mission to space.
The mission of the first UAE astronaut to the International Space Station is part of strategic partnerships with major global space agencies, including the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos), the Japanese Space Exploration Agency (JAXA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US Space Agency (NASA). NASA).
The astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri is carrying with him to the International Space Station the flag of the UAE, and a picture of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God bless him, with a delegation of astronauts Apollo, in addition to a copy of the Koran, and a number of books and collections Mohammed bin One of the most important is the book “My Story” by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which was launched by His Highness the story of the announcement of the Emirates Astronaut Program.
During the run-up to the International Space Station, the personal belongings of the astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, who will carry with him to the International Space Station, will include family photos, some souvenirs, and logos, using certain codes and then stamping the center on them in preparation for placing them inside the Soyuz spacecraft. M15 ».
The isolation phase for astronauts Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Niyadi will take place in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, for 15 days, before launching to the International Space Station. The Russian Federal Biomedical Agency is fully responsible for the health of the astronauts during their stay in the Baikonur isolation zone in a sterile environment, to avoid any diseases to the astronaut and transport them to the International Station.
The Agency ensures the sterilization of all their terrestrial and space facilities from any microbes or germs, with a thorough sterilization of all facilities and tools used by the pioneers, including residence, buses and training sites, while experts at the Agency constantly take laboratory samples from various facilities and tools to verify the absence of any germs Or microbes to prevent it from moving to the spacecraft, and then to the International Space Station, as well as sterilizing the cabin of the Russian Soyuz MS15 spacecraft.
«Emirates Space» discusses activating the role of the Arab Space Cooperation Group
The UAE Space Agency (ESA) has participated in the 104th session of the Arab Economic and Social Council's senior officials at the Arab League's General Secretariat in Egypt.
Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the Emirates Space Agency, reviewed in the meeting, in the presence of ministers and senior officials of Arab Member States, the stages of the development of the UAE space sector from vision to reality, and the projects of the Emirates Space Agency, and its role in the development of this vital sector, through the strengthening of cadres In addition to the UAE initiative to activate the work of the Arab Group for Space Cooperation and the Arab Satellite 813 funded by the Emirates Space Agency.