Watch: UAE leaders honour Hope Probe team during ministerial retreat

SourceGulf News
SectorEconomy
CountryUAE

Dubai: The young Emirati engineers, who are members of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope Probe team, were honoured by the UAE leaders at a special reception during the ministerial retreat at Bab Al Shams on Tuesday. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, led the special ceremony. The reception was held in recognition of the team's efforts over the past six years to successfully build and launch the Hope Probe that made history with its entry to the Red Planet's orbit on February 9. Hope Probe, which will provide the first complete picture of Martian atmosphere, has placed the UAE as the first Arab nation and the fifth in the world to reach the Red Planet.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the historic achievement...read more...