Noura Al-Rafie, head of the Emirates Education Initiative's team of educational initiatives, said that the Science in Space initiative, which involved 16 schools nationwide and will be carried out by astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri in the microgravity environment, will be compared with the results of the same experiments when schools actually conducted them. On the ground, in light of gravity, she added that these experiences stem from educational content and curricula for students in schools.
She added in a press statement, on the sidelines of the third day of contact Hazza Al-Mansouri from the International Space Station Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, via live broadcast, that most of the participants in the initiative «educational experiments» are students, because they are the target group of the initiative «Science in Space», She pointed out that the experiments of this initiative are simple, and include the way plants grow, their roots grow, whether they grow upright or not in a low-gravity environment (microgravity), and the second experiments how bacteria and germs grow in a low-gravity area, using tightly equipped equipment and equipped in a safe manner even The terminal environment is not damaged.
"The focus in future missions to space will be to research on how to develop these experiments, to achieve better results," she said.
Hazza al-Mansouri will be subject to observation after returning to Earth, to study the time it will take to recover normally, because changes in the bodies of astronauts vary from person to person, in addition to the duration of the flight has a noticeable impact on the astronaut.
"The main objective of the scientific experiments conducted by astronaut Hazza Al-Mansouri is to know the changes that occur in the human body when living in the environment of microgravity, and the impact of this gravity on the state of bone."
She pointed out that Mansouri spoke in his first call about the changes in his body, and the impact of fluid and blood circulation in his body environment of the International Space Station, and the impact of bones due to not used in a natural way, as it was used under the influence of gravity, in addition it is studying the impact Heart due to abnormal blood circulation.
She said that «Mansouri began vital experiments since his arrival at the International Space Station, and began the day before yesterday to conduct experiments on the state of perception and perception of astronauts, and whether they are delayed or changed from what they were in the case of man on Earth, using a device placed on Head and face.
She continued: «It is important to identify changes in the body of Hazza Mansouri as the first Arab astronaut to reach the earth station, and compared with what happens to other astronauts non-Arabs, to identify the impact of different environments on the human body, and its contribution to the changes that occur to him when exposed For abnormal conditions. ”
She pointed out that the perception of the results of experiments in the coming days will be clearer according to the schedule set for the conduct of these experiments, as changes are observed on the body of Hazza, and after any activity or eating, the initial results are the ones, which talked about in his first live broadcast when He said that his head has increased in size because the fluids are not in their natural state, pointing out that «all experiments Hazza Mansouri will be inside the International Space Station, and will be an educational initiative on the robot today, with the participation of students who follow the live broadcast with him».