Dubai: Yamama Badwan
Nora Al Matrooshi, the pioneer of the second batch of the UAE Space Program, has started flight training in Gainesville, Florida, as part of a training program that includes the 23rd batch of NASA astronauts.
According to a 12-second video clip, which Al-Matrooshi posted on “Instagram”, the T-6 aircraft appears to begin flying in the air, after completing the identification of the simulators, which included all aircraft systems, restrictions and emergency procedures.
The T-6 was first produced in the United States in 2000 by Hawker Beechcraft, and is used by the Air Force to train primary pilots and the United States Marine Corps.
Al-Matrooshi and her colleague, Muhammad Al-Mulla, had earlier this year undergone a set of training on the basics of flying and training on the T-6 aircraft with the US Navy at the Pensacola base, as well as training on the centrifuge, to test high acceleration forces (G), and exercises on Fly the T-38 jet aircraft, to perform maneuvers during ascent and descent.
The training program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center aims to develop the capabilities and capabilities of Emirati astronauts to become operators of the International Space Station for a period of up to 6 months, and able to perform all professional astronaut missions, which include maintenance, equipment installation, and repair on board the International Station. .
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