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UAE Launches Space Science Training programme for Young Arab Inventors and Scientists

The programme coincides with the launch of the pioneering Hope Mars Mission, the first Arab interplanetary venture in history.

The UAE has begun its search for young Arabs to develop and invent in the name of exploring infinity and beyond. Under the auspices of the UAE Space Agency, the ‘Arab Space Pioneers’ programme aims to develop the talents and skills of young Arabs in the country’s growing space sector with cutting-edge technologies.

The launch of the programme coincides with the historic Hope Mars Mission, the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere and its layers. Also dubbed as The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), it will be the first interplanetary venture made by any Arab nation in history. The launch will take place on July 15th, 2020.

“In the coming days, the UAE will launch the Hope Probe to Mars, the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. And today, we are launching a programme to invite Arab youth to gain expertise in space technologies in the UAE,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Participants of the programme will receive a fully-covered three-year UAE residency, a specialised holistic training in space tech and science in state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to witness operations first-hand, which bolsters candidates experiences by allowing access to scholarships and other financial incentives. 

To find out more about the programme and to apply, visit the Arabs to Space website here.




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