UAE launches space quest for Mars

July 17, 2014 7:33 AM

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UAE launches space quest for Mars

Abu Dhabi: When a new UAE space probe blasts off toward the red planet Mars in 2021, it will mark the first entry into space exploration by an Islamic country, said President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The UAE space agency will also be created to supervise the mission and coordinate the country’s growing space technology, it was announced on Wednesday.

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