Assistant Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Scientific and Technical Affairs, Director of the Emirates Astronaut Program, Salem Al Marri, announced that the results of the experiments conducted during the "September 25" mission, which was attended by Hazza Al Mansouri, is expected in January and mid-2020 .
This came during a press conference organized by the Center in cooperation with the Dubai Press Club at the club's headquarters yesterday. Al-Marri added that it is planned to organize an Arab tour throughout the Arab world, in the coming months, for astronaut Hazza Al-Mansouri and Sultan Al-Neyadi to transfer their experiences to Arab youth.
"The second flight of an Emirati astronaut to the International Space Station is expected to be announced soon, and I invite Emirati women to be part of this event," he said.
“When I was on the International Space Station, I did not wish to return to Earth, but I returned to transfer my knowledge back home, which included experiences enriching science and knowledge, and we did a number of them with students in schools and universities,” said Al-Mansouri.
On the medical tests conducted by him, Mansouri pointed out that they were intense, including DNA analyzes Lee before and after the space flight, stressing that the environment of the International Space Station is difficult, and its impact is strong on the human body, and therefore the astronaut needs time to adapt.
He pointed out that his professional background as a pilot gave him greater preference in dealing with stressors during takeoff.
The astronaut, Sultan al-Neyadi, said: “My father was the reason for my passion for space.
“When I announced the application for the astronauts program, my little daughter wished to be an astronaut, but I preceded her.
Saud Karmastaji, Director of Strategic Communication at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, said: “The astronauts of the first astronaut program were selected between 17 and 67 years old.