Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi conducted experiments exploring the effects of clinical drugs on heart cells in microgravity using heart tissues aboard the International Space Station.
Al Neyadi said on Twitter, “As part of my set of experiments on the ISS, I was excited to take part in the “Cardinal Heart 2.0” study by Stanford University. Through this experiment, we are exploring the effects of clinical drugs on heart cells in microgravity using heart tissues.
Discoveries from such studies could help prevent cardiovascular risk for space explorers and patients with heart disease on Earth.”
Last week, Neyadi greeted, “Ramadan Mubarak 🌙
Wishing you all a month filled with blessings
Sharing the beautiful night time scenery from the International Space Station with you all.”
The astronaut, who has made history by embarking on the longest Arab space mission, answered a diverse range of questions from the public during “A Call with Space” event.
The first in a series of nine live public interactions of “A Call With Space,” the much-awaited event was attended by space enthusiasts of all ages and aspiring astronauts. The one-hour event, which commenced with immersive performances, featured an engaging 20-minute discussion between the public and Al Neyadi.
The event was an exceptional opportunity for the public to connect with the astronaut and ask him questions about his schedule on the ISS, the scientific experiments being conducted on board the space station, how he communicates with his family and the challenges he faced while living in the unique environment of space.
Young students asked Al Neyadi about how oxygen is produced, how astronauts keep things from floating in space, and how they keep track of time within the ISS.
Al Neyadi said: “In space we use GMT time because it’s difficult to track time depending on the sun, as we see 16 sunrises and sunsets every day. For us time flies really fast here.” “A Call with Space” will now head to other venues across all seven emirates in the UAE. The next event in the series is scheduled for April 12.
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