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The 4 Emirati astronauts carry out advanced training

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The team of the 4 Emirati astronauts, Hazza Al Mansouri, Sultan Al Neyadi, Noura Al Matrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla, continues their professional and advanced training at the Johnson Space Center of NASA, with the aim of developing their capabilities and capabilities to become operators of the International Space Station, able to perform all missions. Professional astronauts, which includes maintenance, equipment installation, and repair aboard the International Station.

robotic arm

The two astronauts, Al-Mansouri and Al-Neyadi, completed the training on how to use the robotic arm “Kandarm 2, which is one of the largest contributions of the Canadian Space Agency in space missions,” while Al-Mulla continues his training on the T6 plane, in preparation for work on the T38 plane. She will use it after scanning the size of her hands with a laser, to make sure the measurement fits her.

In detail, Al-Mansoori and Al-Neyadi at the Canadian Space Agency completed the training of the robotic arm “Kandarm 2”, which is dedicated to picking up cargo vehicles, helping astronauts in spacewalking missions, and dealing with external payloads. The robotic arm “Kandarm 2” is part of Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station “ISS”, with a length of 17 meters, and participated extensively in assembling the International Station, which orbits around the Earth, and was launched to the station in 2001. many functions.

space food

The robotic arm can be used to launch and repair satellites, for example, the arm was used to pull the “Hubble Space Telescope” in 5 different repair missions, and the robotic arms of the International Space Station are working to help build the station, and also to move the new parts to the place target within it.

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It can also be used to move astronauts around the station, during spacewalks, and it has the ability to move different parts of the station, as it moves on its outer side, like a spiral worm.

As part of their training for future missions, Al Mansouri and Al Neyadi, during the week they spent in the space food lab at the Johnson Center, tried many different types of food, the types of which reached 200, including ready-to-eat, some that need to add water, and some that need heating, and this comes To learn about the meals that the astronauts will take during their missions.

flying planes

For their part, astronauts Al-Matrooshi and Al-Mulla are continuing their special training, as they have completed the exercises to survive in the most difficult conditions, which they carried out with a group of astronauts from all over the world, as part of the 23rd batch of NASA astronauts, which allowed them to develop their skills and abilities to All levels.

Astronaut Mohammed Al-Mulla is continuing training on T6 planes with the US Navy in Florida, and these exercises are designed to prepare for flight on T38 jets, to conduct maneuvers during ascent and landing, at altitudes of more than 5 km, maneuvering the plane, and exposure to “J” forces. High acceleration, as well as exposure to emergency situations, planning the flight path.

And communication with the air navigation control towers, in addition to learning the plane’s electricity, how to use the rescue chair, and making standard procedures similar to some of the missions of the International Space Station, as well as how to deal and communicate with the flight crew, and communicate with them under certain pressures, to measure their reactions and timing, which must be To be perfect, so they get used to how to make difficult decisions in space.

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fitting gloves

As part of her preparations and continuous training, Noura Al Matrooshi conducted a laser scan of her hands, in order to determine the exact sizes of the gloves that she will use with her space suit, in the pressurized glove box, where astronauts can check the size and measurements of the gloves and range of motion, in addition to trying out some of the tools that They will handle it while wearing gloves in space.