The first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, is conducting a series of rigorous medical tests and tests, at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center in the city of Stars in Moscow, under the supervision of specialists, and follow-up astronaut doctor, Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi, «to know the impact of space on humans ».
Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, said: “The completion of the medical examinations of Hazza Al Mansoori is part of the first manned mission to space in the UAE, and we are working in cooperation with our global partners and following up the Emirates Astronaut Program team to ensure the success of the scientific mission that will provide the scientific community. "The world has new and important data to study the impact of space flight on humans."
He added, "We are working according to the vision of the leadership to be projects and programs, launched by the Center and working on, have a benefit at the level of the region and the world, and this is what the mission of Hazza Mansouri to the International Space Station."
Al Mansouri's experiments include sensory adaptation, compared with 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 that reflect metabolism in bone tissue. Different parts of the skeleton, monitor body composition, fluid attacks, physical activity, nutrition.
Al-Mansouri underwent a comprehensive examination of the kidneys, thyroid and digestive system ultrasound, in addition to testing the heart and blood vessels, 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 heart contractions energy.
The tests included heart tests by analyzing the heart rate on Earth compared to space, in addition to the balance experiment, the test of the study of motor activity, and the study of muscle activity and tissue, to see the impact of space flight on the body of the astronaut, also conducted a test of perception and perception of time.
The Director of the Emirates Astronaut Program, Eng. Salem Humaid Al Marri, said that the tests carried out by Mansouri currently complement the scientific mission aboard the International Space Station, where the astronaut undergoes a series of tests and medical tests before, after and during his scientific mission, to study the impact of space flight on humans, Which opens the way to answer more scientific questions.
He added that Al-Mansouri enjoys good health and high morale, pointing out that «after the completion of the tests and examinations necessary will return to the homeland to complete his mission and share his experience with several academic and scientific bodies».