Dubai Press Club organized today a world-class press conference that hosted UAE astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi with the participation of Salem Al Murri, Director of the Emirates Astronauts Program of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, and representatives of local, Arab and international media. To the International Space Station and its scientific experiments.
Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Government Media Office, said: “We are facing a historic event that reflects the UAE's keenness to participate in shaping the future through an influential presence in the relevant sectors, the most important of which is the space sector which is the focus of the world. All of the impact of his research and science in the discovery of new horizons to help man to face the challenges faced on Earth, and go further to explore the secrets of space that may serve the future of man, and provide him with solutions to enable him to obtain a better quality of life, stressing the role Notification in Transfer Details This experience will continue to support the National Space Program with all its strategic objectives to establish the UAE leadership in various fields. ”
She confirmed the club's pride in organizing this expanded media meeting which provided a greater opportunity for the UAE and international media to get closer to this unique experience in which the UAE has embarked on a new chapter of its success story and its pioneering in the field of future industry, noting the importance of informing the community of all the details that accompanied this historic journey to remain Always a special inspirational lesson for the new generations and a source of pride and pride for young people and young people and a role model for them to always have a passion for exploration and innovation, in order to continue to achieve the ambition of Zayed, which we saw, and the world with us, up to space as the founder of the Union State God rest his soul, expressing its appreciation for the important role played by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center and the subsequent initiatives of critical programs.
Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, said: “The media is a pivotal and strategic partner in supporting the construction and development process through its pioneering role in highlighting the most prominent achievements of the UAE, especially the space sector, where it played an active role in Increased awareness of the importance of this leading sector in the UAE.
“The investment in the space sector has earned us a lot of scientific and practical experience, which is helping us to continue this sustainable space program, which aims to train a team of UAE astronauts who are able to participate in scientific research in space to serve mankind.”
For his part, Director of the Emirates Astronauts Program of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, Salem Al Marri, that the UAE and the world are awaiting the historic mission of the Hope probe scheduled for launch in July, on the first Arab trip to discover the red planet, where it is expected to take Seven months to reach Mars, noting that the absence of Arabs from space took 32 years.
"Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE will have successive achievements in close periods of time so that the Arabs remain at the heart of this area, noting that the next phase will see the UAE host the session 71 of the International Space Conference, which is the first time such a world conference has been held in the Arab world. "
Al-Marri said that the center's programs and plans will focus during the coming period on the completion and development of cooperation with universities on scientific experiments related to space science, in addition to continuing to share our experiences with the educational sector in the country, where we have already conducted 25 joint experiments, which reached thousands of students. He pointed out that the announcement of the launch of the UAE astronauts program has witnessed an unexpected turnout of the country reached 4022 applicants, "the proportion of women 35% of them and we have plans to choose the most suitable Emirati pioneers and prepare them for the next stages, pointing out that the ages of applicants ranged between 17-67 years, The selection was made in the light of the standards applied in international space agencies.
He said that some of the results of the 16 experiments conducted by Hazza Al Mansouri before, during and after the flight to the International Space Station will be accessible to the Arab and international community by the beginning of next year, while the second part will be announced in mid-2020. In this context, the Center has 60 international agreements with six countries and four international space agencies, and is in constant contact with Arab astronauts in order to benefit from their experiences, pointing out that the three Arab missions Li space on different tracks are complementary.
On the Arab cooperation to spread the benefit of the astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri's trip across the region, the Director of the Emirates Astronaut program, said during the press conference that the center will soon begin a tour that will include a number of Arab and Gulf countries, to convey the experience of the UAE to our Arab brothers.
Role models for generations
Responding to media questions during the press conference, Hazza Al Mansouri said that "the most important lessons learned from the mission to the International Space Station, which will be transmitted to future astronauts, is how to live aboard the International Space Station, and act during zero gravity, and daily work ". "I am proud to accomplish this mission and this is only the beginning of manned space flights. Undoubtedly, the other dimension of this mission to space is to build a new role model for the next generation and provide a model for passion for science and exploration."
Al-Mansouri said that he participated in 16 scientific experiments before, after and during the mission, including six experiments carried out on the International Space Station in an almost zero-gravity environment, with the participation of international space agencies. Study of the impact of microgravity on the heart and vital functions of the human body, and balance, and the study of perception of time during short spaceflight, and the study of bone status indicators, disorders in motor activity, in addition to the dynamics of body fluids in space, and the impact of living in space on humans. This is the first time that this type of research where an astronaut with the participation of the Arab region.
Hazza Al Mansouri stressed during the media meeting his deep sense of pride as being the first Arab landing aboard the International Space Station and the first to record a video tour in Arabic inside the station, during which he explained its components, devices and equipment on board, in addition to a brief about the daily lives of astronauts aboard the station, The video is the first of its kind to provide web pages with Arabic content, about one of the most important destinations for astronauts.
Passion for generations
In a move that will inspire new generations' passion for space and science, Al Mansouri said he had read two children's stories during his mission entitled Amal and Khalifa, the first Arab astronaut to record children's stories aboard the International Space Station. In space, launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, about 16 schools from the UAE participated in the presence of UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri in the first phase, and conducted during the mission in an almost unattractive environment on the station, in addition to several communication sessions Via video and waves The sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask many different questions that Hazza answered about life aboard the International Space Station.
Regarding his feelings during his presence in the outer envelope of the earth, Mansouri said that the most sensations that he had in the meantime, is the beauty of the image of the earth has faded borders between the countries where human feelings remain in control of this vision, and the second feeling, the need for human beings to join efforts Preserving the planet, and the need to invest in clean energy research and climate science to protect the planet and rationalize the consumption of its resources, and contribute to the improvement of human life on Earth.
Sultan Al Neyadi, the UAE astronaut, said during a press conference that in 2017, as the state began its journey in space and satellite science, he insisted that his daughter accompany him to the center for her ambition to be an Emirati astronaut after 10 or 15 years. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the launch of the Emirates Astronaut program. Time to achieve this achievement Great for the UAE and the Arabs in general.
Al-Neyadi added that his father's work in training the Air Force has had a positive impact on his entry in the field of aerospace engineering.