The United Arab Emirates revealed that they are bound to build a Martian city on the Red Planet. They introduced their plan, arguing that the project was named Mars 2117. Their primary purpose is to develop a city similar to Chicago meant to be a home for approximately 600,000 people. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Dubai Emirates, made the announcement on February 14.
- Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that the UAE want to build a Martian city.
- Even if they are hopeful about their project, they stated that it will not materialize soon.
- The Martian city on the Red Planet is be bound to be used by future generations.
Nevertheless, Al Maktoum also claimed that Mars 2117 project would not be immediately implemented because the plan is bound to help future generations, providing a home for them in space when Mars will be colonized. However, there were not yet developed any concrete plans to develop a city on Mars. Al Maktoum noted that UAE Martian city Mars 2117 is not expected to be built sometime soon.
Nevertheless, this Martian city represents the seed the UAE is planting, waiting to reap the fruits later when upcoming generations are so passionate about conquering space that they will use science and technology to reach their goals. Al Maktoum claimed that in order to achieve their goal of building the city, they would need about one hundred years to make it.
Before reaching to develop this colony on Mars, there are still a lot of obstacles which need to be overcome. We still need to explore the planet to find a suitable place for developing a human colony up there, on Mars. Until now, Europe and Russia have already expressed their will to participate in Mars exploration, but they failed along the way.
Only the United States reached to land their spaceship meant to start its exploration mission successfully. In the meantime, the UAE wants to keep up with the research because they are bound to send out Hope spaceship. If everything works as planned, the spacecraft will set off in 2021, and it is meant to orbit around the planet.
The United Arab Emirates are confident in their new project Mars 2117 due to the fact that they already wasted many resources and money to support Mars exploration. The country is working to achieve success, just like it managed to transform the city of Dubai in the last forty years.
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