To complete his scientific mission, Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, is conducting a series of rigorous medical tests and tests at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center in Moscow, under the supervision of specialists, and followed by Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi, the astronaut physician; In order to study the interaction of the body's biomarkers, and the impact of microgravity on the human body, which is conducted for the first time on a human from the Arab region.
Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, said: “The completion of the medical examinations of Hazza Al Mansoori is an important part of the first manned mission to space in the UAE. "New global data are important to study the impact of space flight on humans."
He added, "We are working according to the vision of the wise leadership in the country, to be projects and programs, launched by the Center and working on, have a benefit at the level of the region and the world; This is what the mission of Hazza Mansouri to the International Space Station."
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, that the tests and medical tests, conducted by "Mansouri", while in the Russian capital Moscow, in cooperation with the Russian Space Agency (Roskosmos) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
In detail, the experiments now being conducted by Hazza Al Mansouri at the Yuri Gagarin Center include a study of sensory adaptation compared to the same experiment he did aboard the International Space Station, and completes the study of bone mass, a collection of biomaterials to assess biochemical markers. Reflecting metabolism in bone tissue, assessing bone parameters in different parts of the skeleton, observing body composition and fluid attacks, physical activity, and nutrition.
Al-Mansouri also underwent a thorough examination of the kidneys, thyroid and digestive system by ultrasound, as well as a cardiovascular test to study the independent regulation of the cardiovascular system and central blood dynamics and the impact of space flight factors on the spatial distribution of cardiac energy contractions.
Medical tests included tests of the heart by analyzing the heart rate, on the ground compared to space, in addition to the experiment of balance, and test the study of motor activity, and study the activity and muscle tissue, to determine the impact of space flight on the body of the astronaut, also conducted "Mansouri", Test your perception and time perception at the Yuri Gagarin Center.
The Director of the Emirates Astronaut Program, Eng. Salem Humaid Al Marri: "The tests conducted by Hazza Al Mansouri - currently - comes to complement his scientific mission aboard the International Space Station; where the astronaut undergoes a series of tests and medical tests before and after and during his scientific mission; Space on humans, which opens the way to answer more scientific questions. "
He added, "Al-Marri", "astronaut Hazza Mansouri, enjoys good health and high morale," noting that "after the completion of the tests and medical tests necessary will return to the homeland to complete his mission and share his experience with several academic and scientific bodies."
Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati astronaut, conducted 16 scientific experiments, including six on the International Space Station (ISS) for eight days, in an almost unattractive environment. Experiments included studying the interaction of human body biomarkers inside the station compared to the Earth before, during and after the flight, the first time this type of research will be conducted on a person from the Arab region, which includes physical, biological and chemical experiments.
Launched in 2007, the UAE Astronaut Program is the first of its kind in the Middle East and aims to support research and development efforts in the ICT sector. Communication in the state, enrich, support and develop technical services and promote the integration of the state in the global economy.