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El Mansouri is 11 days away from the launch to the International Space Station

2019-09-13T22:05:59.283Z

11 days separated astronaut Hazza Mansouri, a member of the crew of the task of September 25, or Sultan al-Neyadi, a member of the alternative crew, from the launch of the trip to the International Space Station, while the crew are currently in the phase of isolation, which has been set for 15 days. B


11 days astronaut Hazza al-Mansouri, a member of the main crew of the 25 September mission, or Sultan al-Neyadi, a replacement crew member, is separated from the launch of the flight to the International Space Station, while the crew are currently in the isolation phase, which has been limited to 15 days.

The launch mission, which will take place on September 25, 2019 UAE time from the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan, via the Soyuz MS12 spacecraft, is divided into three basic phases, including equipping the spacecraft. The second stage involves overcoming gravity, and the last stage is the launch of the spacecraft.

According to the Center on «Twitter» that the astronaut will conduct 16 scientific experiments; including six experiments on the International Space Station, to study the interaction of biomarkers of the human body in space, compared to the experiments conducted on Earth.

After completing eight days of experiments aboard the International Space Station, the center will return to Earth on Friday, the fourth Soyuz MS12 spacecraft.

Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to fly to the International Space Station on January 25, and Sultan Al Neyadi, an alternative astronaut for the same mission, successfully passed the final mission tests at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center in Moscow's Star City.

The September 25 crew, the president and the replacement, entered the isolation phase in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, from October 10 for 15 days, before launching to the International Space Station. During this period, the Russian Federal Biomedical Agency is fully responsible for their health, preventing germs from entering their terrestrial and space facilities, as well as carrying out a comprehensive sterilization of microbes.The facilities and tools they use are subject to repeated sterilization, including accommodation, buses and training sites.

Experts at the IAEA regularly take laboratory samples from various facilities and tools to check for germs, preventing them from moving to the spacecraft, the International Space Station and cosmic space in general.

Immediately before the flight, health experts are working to sterilize the cabin of the Russian spacecraft «Soyuz MS15», in addition to the position of astronauts in the so-called «clean room», where they are subjected and the cargo that goes with them to the International Sanitation Station for the final sanitation for the flight.

The astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will bring with him to the International Space Station, the UAE flag, a photo of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, with a delegation of Apollo astronauts, in addition to a copy of the Holy Quran, a number of books and holdings of Mohammed Center His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's book “My Story”, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, started with the announcement of the Emirates Astronaut Program, in addition to pictures of the family, some souvenirs, and logos, using certain codes, and then stamped the center. To put it inside the vehicle.

16 Experiments

Astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will conduct 16 scientific experiments in collaboration with international space agencies, including the Russian «Roscosmos» 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 the surface of the Earth, studying the indicators of bone condition, disturbances in motor activity, perception, perception of time when the astronaut, adding to the dynamics of fluids in space, the impact of living in space on humans.

The scientific mission includes experiments for schools in the UAE, as part of the Space Science Initiative launched by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center; 16 schools from the UAE participated in the presence of UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri in the first phase. Almost zero gravity on board to compare results. These experiments will contribute to supporting the UAE curriculum with new scientific materials, which will be the result of the UAE's first mission to space.

Source: emara

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