Sheikh Mohammed shares Hope probe’s first picture of Mars


On February 9, 2021 the UAE successfully became the world’s fifth nation to reach the Red Planet after the United States, Soviet Union, China, the European Space Agency and India. The whole world tuned in on February 9, 2021 and watched as the Hope probe successfully completed a crucial step reducing its speed from 121,000kmph to 18,000kmph and successfully entering Mars’ orbit.

And now, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has just shared the first picture of Mars captured by the Hope probe. The tweet reads, ‘The first picture of Mars captured by the first-ever Arab probe in history, 25,000 kilometres above the Red Planet’s surface.