UAE Astronaut to Go Under a 3-Week Recovery Plan Upon Return to Earth

  • Publish date: Monday، 04 September 2023
UAE Astronaut to Go Under a 3-Week Recovery Plan Upon Return to Earth

Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi will go under a three-week recovery schedule upon his return to Earth from his mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansouri revealed that extensive preparations spanning roughly three weeks are being organized to facilitate Al Neyadi's recovery upon landing.

"Sultan will have an assigned schedule for approximately three weeks. Dr Hanan along with the doctors here at Nasa and specialised doctors will prepare a schedule for Sultan that suits his health status. Machines aboard the ISS are used to help astronauts stay fit after returning to Earth," Al Mansouri said in a video posted on Twitter.

He added: "It takes some time to readjust to the gravity environment which can be a gradual process. Sometimes, it takes days or weeks. There is also a second part that involves scientific experiments. We aren’t done yet. Many researchers are interested in studying how humans readapt after returning from Space. They have a database which they use to compare data from former, current or future astronauts and they collect all the information."

The astronauts experience intense heat and G-forces as the spacecraft re-enters the Earth's atmosphere. They experience a complete adjustment of their entire body, encompassing muscles, bones, inner ear, and organs, as they adapt to the gravity

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying Al Neyadi and the rest of the crew undocked from the ISS at 3:05pm (UAE time) on Sunday, September 3rd. Crew-6 is expected to come home on Monday, September 4th, at 8:17am.

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