Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk on Sunday took to the Twitter to describe his relationship with Mars by calling the red planet his souldog.
A gargantuan mission calls for an extraordinary vision. The UAE is blessed with a leadership that believes the journey of development will always remain a race for excellence.
The Mars mission has been named Tianwen-1, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The unmanned exploration mission to Mars is expected to be launched this year.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, has congratulated the UAE on the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan.
Achieving a critical milestone in its readiness for launch, the Emirates Mars Mission - Hope Probe spacecraft was encapsulated within the payload fairing ahead of its liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Centre (TNSC), in Japan on July 15, 2020.
It is expected that the first signal sent by the Probe from space to Earth will be exactly at 2:31:27 after midnight according to UAE local time.
The United Arab Emirates will soon be stepping into a new realm of exploration, inspiring the youth in this region to realise dreams hitherto unimaginable.
The last seven days during which the final preparations for the countdown to launch the UAE’s Probe of Hope into its orbit on Mars will start on Tuesday (July 8, 2020) from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre at 00:51.27 (UAE time) on July 15.
NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Perseverance, launches from Earth on July 30, on a mission to seek out signs of ancient microbial life on what was once a river delta three-and-a-half billion years ago.