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The UAE Public Diplomacy Office

Issue 56 | September 2020


While people in the UAE and the Middle East were coming out of lockdown and returning to the “new normal” at different rhythms, the team of scientists and engineers at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE Space agency was gearing up for the culmination of 5.5 million hours of hard work to launch Emirates Mars Mission’s “Hope Probe”, the Arab world's first interplanetary venture, a historic event not only for the Emirates, but for the entire Arab world. In this challenging time, the task was not just to raise awareness for this historic moment, but to give it its true meaning of hope for the region, to show that nothing is impossible, not even reaching Mars.

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