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Emirates are going to Mars!

Testing for the UAE's mission to Mars will be taking place in Dubai, yep, the UAE are going to Mars! 

Have HOPE - Mission to Mars is being carried out at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, and it has been revealed by 2021, the UAE could be blasting off to Mars for the UAE's 50th anniversary. 

The spaceship (Spacecraft, if we're being scientific) will have to leave earth in July 2020, to reach Mars by the UAE's 50th anniversary! That means it will take roughly a year and a half to reach Mars... That's ages! 

"What usually takes scientists years of preparation we will have to do in six years." Said a spokesperson at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

The mission is in it's early stages of the crafts design, it will then take 3 to 4 years to create the spacecraft.