In the United Arab Emirates approved the state program of space research, the aim of which is the construction and the settlement of the town on Mars by 2117. This was stated by the Emir of Dubai, Vice-President of the UAE Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
The project «Mars-2017» provides preparation of specialists, to whom will be tasked to develop a rocket capable of carrying astronauts to the Red planet, and modules, which will consist of designed for them the town.
«In the next hundred years we intend to develop not only science and technology but also knowledge of our youth. Expedition to a distant planet – an old dream of mankind. UAE needs to be on the front lines of these investigations,» said Sheikh.
«Human aspirations are truly endless. Those who follow the scientific discoveries of the last century, understands that it is in our power to realize the dream. We sow the seeds now and reap the fruits the next generation,» he added.
Note that in 2015 the authorities of the United Arab Emirates announced that by 2021 and to Mars should be sent the first Arab space probe.