"We are days away from the UAE Hope probe's highly-anticipated launch to Mars that will inspire the young generation to make the impossible, possible," said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid while addressing the 21-member Emirati Hope Probe team.
The Hope Probe will make a 7-month-long journey to the red planet covering 493,500,000km, according to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
Emirates Mars Mission, Hope Probe, is the UAE’s contribution to the entire world, a top United Nations official told.
His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, congratulated the UAE’s leadership and people on today’s successful launch of the Hope Probe.
"Being the first Arab state to embark on Mars mission demonstrates the UAE’s significant progress in space technology. On behalf of the Chinese Government, I would like to warmly congratulate the UAE on the successful launch of the Hope Mars Orbiter, and wish the Hope Mars Mission a complete success," said Ni Jian, the Chinese Ambassador to the UAE.
Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, said in a statement distributed by the Cairo-based pan Arab organisation on the occasion of the UAE launch of the "Hope Probe" that this project is also a revival of an Arab history full of achievements in various sciences.
Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi has praised the launch of the United Arab Emirates’ Hope Probe to Mars, noting that it is a "very important project" symbolising the "strong relationship" between the two countries.
At a time when the world has been gripped by enormous negativity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE has shown what goal-setting, hard work, and absolute determination can help achieve.
The UAE’s Hope Probe mission, a 7-month-long journey of 493,500,000km towards the Red Planet, which has been receiving praise from all over the world as leaders and those in the science fraternity termed it as a big and bold step for future research.