UAE Space Agency Unveils Plan to Send a Probe to Mars

The UAE recently became the first Arab country to announced its embark on space exploration. The UAE plans to send an unmanned probe, named “Hope” to Mars to study the planet’s atmosphere. The probe will be designed and built by Emirati engineers in partnership with other space agencies around the world. Coinciding with UAE's 50th anniversary, Hope will enter Mars orbit by 2021.

Watch this video for more details on the UAE’s ground-breaking mission.