Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center said that all tests and tests conducted by astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri at the Yuri Gagarin astronaut training center will be completed next Friday, adding that work is underway on the final preparations for the return of "Mansouri" to the homeland .
"I am proud to accomplish this mission and this is only the beginning of manned space flights," Hazza Al Mansouri said at the press conference, adding, "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 continued, "We in the UAE have entered an area only continued, and we are now in the field of space and manned flights and we will continue," adding that "the mission had another dimension, which is to build a new role model for the next generation and a role model .. Thank you for the wise leadership to create an environment Stimulating for everyone. "
As for scientific experiments, "Mansouri", 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; and the participation of global space agencies, stressing that he is in good health after returning to Earth is symmetrical to recover quickly.
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 Arab astronauts, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz and Syrian Muhammad Faris, 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. Scientific and research and the participation of the UAE to many international countries in this sector, is very important and the beginning of a new path 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 put a step for future generations in the space sector.” “Today's children are talking about Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Neyadi. In very important scientific fields 20 years from now. "
Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati astronaut, at the end of the historic voyage to the International Space Station, returned safely to Earth aboard the Soyuz MS12, on October 3, 2019, eight days later, during which he conducted a series of intensive scientific experiments, including experiments "Science in Space" initiative inspired by scientific curricula in the UAE.
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 doctor, at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center in the Russian city of Stars. 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.
Al Mansouri's mission is the first fruits of the Emirates Astronaut Program, which is directly supported by the Telecommunication and Information Technology Sector Development Fund (TRDF), the financial arm of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), which was launched in 2007 and is the first of its kind in the Middle East. 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.