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
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Sheikh Mohammed said since its formation, the UAE has presented a unique success story in all sectors, thanks to the futuristic vision and noble principles established by the founding leaders. He noted, "Over the past 50 years, we started from the desert of our land to the desert of Mars. Our dreams will be even bigger for the next 50 years."
The Hope Probe has so far covered nearly one-third of the total distance in its historical journey to the Red Planet, since it was launched to Mars around two months ago. The probe is 321,520,536 kilometres away from Mars out of 493 million kilometres before it reaches its destination in the first quarter of 2021 concurrently with the UAE celebrations of its golden jubilee.
The UAE’s space programmes, especially the successful launch of its Mars Mission, will give a fillip to Asia’s lead in the fourth Industrial revolution and make the Emirates “a big stakeholder in the development of developing countries across the globe,” a senior academic told Emirates News Agency, WAM.