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UAE's Mars mission

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai took part in a ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai. The UAE Mars Mission aims to provide a global picture of the Martian atmosphere through a probe named Al Amal to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according to the engineers involved in the project.

UAE's Mars mission
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai takes part in a ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai. The UAE Mars Mission aims to provide a global picture of the Martian atmosphere through a probe named Al Amal to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according to the engineers involved in the project. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE's Mars mission
Sarah Amiri (R), deputy project manager of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mars Mission, speaks during a ceremony to unveil the mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai. The UAE Mars Mission aims to provide a global picture of the Martian atmosphere through a probe named Al Amal to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according to the engineers involved in the project. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE's Mars mission
Sarah Amiri, deputy project manager of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mars Mission, stands on stage during a ceremony to unveil the mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai. The UAE Mars Mission aims to provide a global picture of the Martian atmosphere through a probe named Al Amal to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according to the engineers involved in the project. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE's Mars mission
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai speaks among engineers and scientists during a ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai. The UAE Mars Mission aims to provide a global picture of the Martian atmosphere through a probe named Al Amal to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according to the engineers involved in the project. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE's Mars mission
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai takes part in a ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai. The UAE Mars Mission aims to provide a global picture of the Martian atmosphere through a probe named Al Amal to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according to the engineers involved in the project. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE's Mars mission
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai talks to the press during a ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission on May 6, 2015 in Dubai. The UAE Mars Mission aims to provide a global picture of the Martian atmosphere through a probe named Al Amal to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according to the engineers involved in the project. (AFP/Getty Images)