Emirati astronaut Neyadi highlights the importance of respirators during emergencies at ISS - GulfToday

Emirati astronaut Neyadi highlights the importance of respirators during emergencies at ISS


Sultan Al Neyadi explains about the respirators in a video aboard the ISS.

Yamama Badwan, Staff Reporter

Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut said that the respirator is one of the most important devices that we use during emergencies at the International Space Station to provide oxygen.

The Emirati astronaut stressed the importance of the safety of the crew in emergency situations, such as a leak of toxic gases or the occurrence of a fire, which requires securing oxygen for the astronauts, through the breathing apparatus, which is one of the most important devices used by the astronauts at the station.

It is also used during preparations before spacewalk missions.

In a video clip posted on Twitter, Al-Neyadi reviewed how to use the respirator, which is a mask attached to an oxygen cylinder, available throughout the station, describing the method of using it as quick and easy.

On the other hand, astronaut Al Neyadi worked in the Microgravity Science Glovebox for the Ring-Sheared Drop experiment.

Sultan processed samples that may aid in better understanding neurodegenerative diseases and potentially contribute to the development of advanced materials.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center announced that Al Neyadi had studied samples as part of research in the field of space physics, in the mini-scientific laboratory dedicated to advanced research at the International Station.

The mini laboratory, which is called "Kibo" and is located in the Japanese part of the station, is a basic laboratory that simulates the conditions of ground laboratories in a microgravity environment.

It also focuses on studying and conducting various experiments in space medicine, biology, Earth observation, biological technology and research related to remote communications.

Atmospheric pressure, the astronauts were able to work in their normal clothes and conduct science experiments under the harsh conditions of space, including space radiation.

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