Following the UAE's first astronaut, Hazza Al Mansoori's arrival at the International Space Station (ISS) and later the debut of its first documentrary, A Trip To The Stars, by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in association with National Geographic, Emirates Mars Mission is next for the UAE - proving the impossible is possible.
The world's first Arabic countdown as the UAE makes history with the first ever Arab mission to Mars will take place this Friday, and you can now join with a Snap!
The Hope Probe, launching at 05.43 GST on 17 July 2020, is part of a long-term UAE vision towards exploring Mars’ orbit. The space probe will provide a comprehensive data on Mars' climate. Why? The rocky, terrestrial planet's proximity to Earth means that we could one day set up human cities on Mars (yes, for real).
Currently, the UAE is one of only nine countries working on exploring Mars’ orbit. But while we're still on the planet, we can Snap our own Arabic countdown (and for some of us, practice Arabic, too) with the Mars Mission Snapchat filter.
Once you unlock the filter, you'll be taken inside a digital control room to film your countdown and share it with the world!
You unlock the the Mars Mission Snapchat filter to film your countdown here.
Until then, just practise: Ashra, Tisaa, Thamanya, Sabaa, Sitta, Khamsa, Arbaa, Thalatha, Ithnain, Wahid....
For more information on the Hope Probe, visit emiratesmarsmission.ae
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