Exciting times will kick off on a few hours as the first Arab space mission to Mars is preparing for lift off from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre at 1:58 on July 20.
The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is the United Arab Emirates’ first mission to the red planet. The unmanned mission is designed to orbit Mars and study the dynamics in the planet’s atmosphere on a global, diurnal and seasonal time scales. It will take seven months to travel the 493 million km to reach Mars and begin its orbit, sending back ground-breaking new data about its climate and atmosphere.
Known as the ‘Hope Probe’ the Arab world’s first interplanetary exploration carries messages of pride and hope to the Arab region with the aim to usher in the renaissance of Arab and Islamic discoveries. The project aims to develop national skills in engineering, scientific research and innovation.
International celebrities like David Luiz, Jacqueline Fernandes, Gary Vee, Jay Shetty, Muniba Mazari, Ragheb Alama, and Ahmed Helmy will be tuning in and counting down.
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In just over 9 hours, the UAE will make history as the first ever interplanetary mission to Mars prepares for blast off. Take part in the #FirstArabicCountdown and watch the live stream at the link in our bio! #UAEMissiontoMars @nationbranduae @hopemarsmission @ahmedhelmy @jacquelinef143 @jayshetty @davidluiz_4 @raghebalama @muniba.mazari @garyvee
Want more information on how you can watch or livestream the Hope Probe blast off?
You can watch it live by tuning into the video below on YouTube.
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