Three newborns donning spacesuit seen at hospital in Dubai.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
The UAE’s first mission to Mars reached the red planet and entered orbit on Tuesday after a seven-month, 494 million-km journey, allowing it to start sending data about the Martian atmosphere and climate.
Back on the earth, the celebratory mood reached its zenith.
The Government of Dubai Media Office on Twitter shared a post of babies born on the day of the historic red letter day.
The media office wrote, “Astronauts of the future, born on Feb 9, 2021 — the day the UAE made it to Mars.
“New beginning for a bright Emirati future that does not know the impossible.”
The post had four photos of newborns. They were given astronaut suits at the incubator ward of a hospital in Dubai.
The cute photos of babies donning blue spacesuits will surely melt your heart.
A twitter user, Binta Suleiman wrote, “This a beautiful baby... Sooooo cute!!!.”
Akhivae wrote, “Congratulations UAE!”
Mohamed Al Naqbi said, “A beautiful and inspiring initiative… I hope this has psychological impact on children in the future…”
The Mars programme is part of the UAE's efforts to develop its scientific and technological capabilities and reduce its reliance on oil. The UAE Space Agency, the fifth globally to reach the planet, even has a plan for a Mars settlement by 2117.
Two giant 100-metre cranes and 40-metre screen made the moons visible from long distances allowing people to see what the probe sees.
The UAE made history on Tuesday evening, Feb.9, as the first Arab nation, and the fifth in the world, to reach Mars after the Hope Probe successfully entered the Red Planet’s orbit on, at 7:42pm.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulated UAE citizens and residents and people of the wider region for the success of the UAE’s Hope Probe arrival to Mars in the first-ever Arab interplanetary mission that marks
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (Seha), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated 17-month-old Emirati baby Afra, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
An African gang of eight members was arrested and prosecuted by the Dubai Public Prosecution on robbery charges. The gang had mugged an Asian bank customer of Dhs190,000 in Dubai.
A 52-year-old European manager was trialed by the Dubai Public Prosecution for demanding a Dhs530,000 bribe from his Dubai company in order to perform work tasks.