Astronauts from the United Arab Emirates will pass the exams on the ISS and the Soyuz spacecraft in August, RIA “Novosti”. They are now undergoing training in Russia.
As the chief of the cosmonaut training Center Pavel Vlasov, the main candidate of Hazza al Mansouri and his backup Sultan al-Neyadi pass General space training. They study the design of the Soyuz spacecraft and the ISS, the operation of the equipment.
It became known that the first will go in flight, Hassa al Mansouri, it will stay in orbit for eight days. As noted on the website of Roskosmos, the launch is scheduled from Baikonur on 25 September. With the first UAE astronaut on “Soyuz MS-15” will fly the Russian Oleg skripochka and American astronaut Jessica Meir, said on the NASA website.
Previously on the ISS has begun testing of a bioreactor for the algae, after which conclusions will be drawn about its suitability for long-term space flights. The experiment involves the use of unicellular algae Chlorella vulgaris for converting carbon dioxide into oxygen and edible biomass.