By Gavin Gibbon
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is calling for registrations for the UAE Analog Mission#1
Emiratis are being invited to take part in the first steps of the UAE’s mission to Mars.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is calling for registrations for the UAE Analog Mission#1, as part of the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) SIRIUS 20/21 – an eight-month programme based in Moscow to study the effects of isolation and confinement on human psychology, physiology and team dynamics.
Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, director general, MBRSC, said: “Analog missions play a key role in developing new mindsets and technologies that are critical for future missions, and effectively, for all of humanity. We invite ambitious Emirati candidates who dream of making their contribution to the global efforts in space research and exploration. This is your chance to reach for the stars.”
MBRSC is looking for Emirati candidates between the ages of 28 and 55, who are passionate about space and can communicate in English. Preferred occupations include physicians, medical investigators, physiologists, biologists, life-support specialists, and IT and electronics professionals.
Shortlisted candidates will be reviewed and interviewed, and the finalists will undergo various tests, after which the final members of CrewONE, who will participate in the SIRIUS Moscow mission, will be announced.
The UAE Analog Mission#1 will play a key role in developing Emirati capabilities and contribute to the development of the Mars 2117 Programme, which aims to establish human colonies in Mars by 2117.
Adnan AlRais, Mars 2117 programme manager at MBRSC, said, “The UAE Analog Mission#1 will be a simulation of the environment and living conditions on Mars. We will conduct a series of behavioural experiments, the results of which will enable us to better prepare for crewed missions to Mars. The participants will be confined within the laboratories for the duration of these experiments and carry out various experiments and simulated tasks.”
To register interest and apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org