First Arabic Tour in ISS

by John Carlo Bogayan

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On his fourth day aboard International Space Station (ISS), the first Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori, recorded the first Arabic video tour in the space station.

AlMansoori explained the components of the station and equipment on board. He also shares about the daily life of an astronaut.

As day four began in ISS, he starts his day by informing the ground team of his schedule at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai. Then, a video call between Almansoori, students, and media professionals transpired wherein the audience had the opportunity to ask questions to the astronaut.

Almansoori explained to the audience that he conducted a scientific experiment to study Fluidics, in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Emirati astronaut read a children’s story titled, Amal and Khalifa, about two children traveling to the ISS, Mars, and the Moon.

He also said that, “In my spare time aboard the station, I read my favorite book, ‘My Story’ by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

According to AlMansoori, scientific experiments done in outer space are far more are accurate and different for this is done in microgravity.