Hope Probe represented an honourable example of Emiratis, Arabs strong will
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the journey of the UAE Mars Mission represented an honourable example of the strong will of the Emiratis and Arab youth.
He stressed that the journey of the Emirates Mars Mission involved tremendous challenges, but the Emirati youth and the members of working teams managed to overcome them, starting with the completion of the project in a record time of six years, as compared to other similar projects whose periods bypassed a decade.
He pointed out that the achievements of the Emirates Mars Mission are the outcomes of the vision of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who met with experts from NASA in 1976 and nursed this ambition. The wise leadership was keen to establish the foundations of a professional system of comprehensive action in the space sector and trusted and supported Emirati cadres who led this project successfully.