The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center announced the organization of a press conference dedicated to presenting the astronauts of the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Program, Noura Al Matrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla, and the conference, which will be held tomorrow in Dubai, will be the first appearance of the astronauts in front of the media.
The two astronauts had started the required exercises last April, and these exercises will continue until the end of the year at a rate of between 5 to 7 hours per day, in preparation for them and to enhance their capabilities before joining the exercises at the NASA Johnson Space Center in the beginning of 2022, and these exercises include diving exercises under Water for distances of up to 30 meters in depth, and lessons to learn the Russian language.
Al Matrooshi and Al Mulla will join the “NASA Astronaut Program for 2021” at the beginning of next year, as part of a joint cooperation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America, and they will be trained at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, while these trainings will continue for two and a half years. Training in human spaceflight, research and spaceflight control, and training of crews to carry out missions in low orbit, is carried out by the Human Exploration Research Analog Simulation Project, a project that investigates how missions deal with periods of extreme isolation.
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