Hope Readiness Reviewed; Big Response To Space Jobs
Gulf Today|July 19, 2020
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Hope Readiness Reviewed; Big Response To Space Jobs
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The UAE leaders reviewed the Hope Probe’s pre-flight preparations prior to its historic launch to Mars from Japan’s Tanegashima Space centre in the first-ever Arab interplanetary mission.

Through a video meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space centre (MBRSC), were briefed on the range of technical tasks overseen by the space mission’s team.

The video meeting was held with the Emirati launch team in Japan and 21 engineers from the UAE Space Agency and MBRSC stationed at the mission control room in Dubai’s Al Khawaneej.

Addressing the launch team in Japan, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “In 1976, the late Sheikh Zayed met NASA experts because space was his ambition. Today, you are making his dream come true.”

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