Amna Al Ketbi (Dubai)
The suit of Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, who is participating in the Space Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, boasts 7 different logos. The second logo bears the image of the UAE astronauts program, the third logo is the logo of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, the fourth logo bears the name of the astronaut and the UAE flag, the fifth is the logo of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft and the crew of the vehicle, and the sixth logo is the number 25, which means the speed of the vehicle Soyuz space during the mission accomplished by astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, and finally the UAE flag.
Astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi successfully completed the first year of their training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
They passed an evaluation on the use of the EMU spacewalk, the maintenance of the International Space Station, and the emergency rescue of astronauts (ICR), during 6 hours underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.
Astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi are in high physical fitness after they conducted their training at the NASA Johnson Space Center, which began in September 2020 and will continue for two more years, as they received theoretical and practical training, including physical training, to protect them from the effects of microgravity in space. on their bodies.
The exercises that the two astronauts undertook during the past year included conducting routine tasks carried out by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, such as operating and dealing with computer systems, storing and locating equipment, communicating with ground stations, maintaining, installing and repairing equipment, and dealing with the International Station’s systems and control. in robotics.
They also studied aerodynamics, physics and physiology, methods of tracking spaceships, studying how rocket engines work and flight mechanics, and learning about other different sciences such as geology that helps them learn about the nature of the moon’s surface and other related cognitive matters.
Al Mansouri and Al Neyadi received training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, which is one of the most important methods for preparing astronauts for spacewalk missions, during which the body is suspended in a state between buoyancy and drowning.
This is in a huge swimming pool, 202 feet long, 102 feet wide, and 40 feet deep, while this training is one of the important experiences for astronauts, before any space flight, during which the spacesuit is worn under the surface of the water, inside huge pools prepared for training, with Using weights to maintain the level of the astronauts, and avoid them from descending under the bottom, or from floating to the surface, this comes to put the astronauts in a state similar to weightlessness and gravity, where they spend 6 hours under water, which is equivalent to an hour of spacewalk.