‘UAE Mars mission is reflective of the government’s vision’

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July 17th, 2014

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Sharjah: Blasting off to Mars by 2021 will require the UAE to draft an enormous space exploration blueprint, say space exploration experts. The UAE announced on Wednesday that it will be sending an unmanned spacecraft to Mars by 2021, coinciding with the country’s 50th anniversary. It was also announced that a UAE space agency will be created to supervise the mission and coordinate the country’s growing space technology…

Expert quote:

“The first team will mainly comprise engineers and not scientists who will design the instruments and equipment that will be used. These local talents will have to be trained in countries who have an adequate space programme.”

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