UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri said that living in an environment other than the Earth is very difficult, and that he worked hard to adapt to the new environment, and stated that what distinguishes the “September 25 mission”, which participated in it, from the two flights in which the two Arab astronauts, Prince Sultan bin Salman and Muhammad al-Faris, they included conducting experiments on it. Meanwhile, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center said that the medical tests and tests conducted by Al-Mansouri at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center will be completed tomorrow, adding that work is underway on the final preparations for Mansouri's return home.
“I participated in 16 different experiments, six of them on board, the rest before and after the mission, and the experiments were conducted with different space agencies,” Hazza Al Mansouri told a press conference in the Russian city of Nujoom. These include the effect of gravity in the heart and vital functions of the body, on human balance, and perception of time. I was the first Arab to conduct these experiments, and this is what distinguishes my mission space, and my message to the Arab countries to participate strongly in the field of space ».
Al Mansoori said during the press conference: “I am proud to accomplish this mission and this is only the beginning of manned space trips.” “I am just the beginning and behind me there will be queues, and I will share this experience with future generations interested in this vital sector in the UAE,” he said.
He continued: «We in the UAE have entered an area only continued in it, and we are now in the field of space and manned flights and we will continue in it».
Regarding the scientific experiments, Al-Mansouri said that he participated in 16 scientific experiments before, after and during the mission, including six experiments conducted on the International Space Station in an almost zero-gravity environment, with the participation of international space agencies, stressing that he is in good health after returning to Earth and is similar to recover Fast.
He stressed that «scientific experiments conducted to study the impact of microgravity on the heart and vital functions of the human body, and balance, in addition to the study of perception of time, during short spaceflight, because there is very little information on short missions».
“There were two Arab astronauts, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, and Syrian Mohammed Fares, but they did not have such scientific experiments, so what distinguishes our mission is to conduct these experiments on a person from the Arab region,” he said. “The UAE has many international countries in this sector, very important and the beginning of a new way for the UAE to manned space flights.”
In a letter to the Arab region, Al-Mansouri said: “The Arab region should participate and take this opportunity as a new beginning to set a step for future generations in the space sector.” “Today's children are talking about Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Niyadi. Scientific research is very important 20 years from now. ”
Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, returned to Earth at the Soyuz MS12 on October 3, 2019, eight days later. «Science in Space» inspired by the scientific curriculum in the United Arab Emirates.
Following his return to Earth, Al Mansouri underwent a series of rigorous medical tests under the supervision of Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi, the astronaut's physician, at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center in the Russian city of Stars. To study the interaction of the body's biomarkers and the effect of microgravity in the human body, which is being conducted for the first time on a human from the Arab region.
Al Mansouri's mission is the first fruit of the Emirates Astronaut Program, which is directly supported by the ICT Development Fund, the financing arm of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Launched in 2007, the fund is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It aims to support research and development efforts in the telecommunications sector in the country, enrich and support the development of technical services and promote the integration of the state in the global economy.
On the other hand, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center confirmed that the two astronauts: Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Neyadi, will return home Saturday.
Al-Mansouri will return from Moscow with the Chairman of the Center, Hamad Obaid Al-Mansouri, and the Director General of the Center, Yousef Al-Shaibani.
After successfully completing his scientific mission aboard the International Space Station, and completed the tests and medical studies scheduled for this mission.