Five year plan revealed for UAE Mars 2117 project

In an aim to build the first city on Mars in 100 years, MBRSC will put in place a detailed plan for the next five years

UAE aims to build the first city on Mars in 100 years.
UAE aims to build the first city on Mars in 100 years.

Dubai’s leader has issued a directive to the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to prepare a 100-year plan for the implementation of the Mars 2117 project.

In an aim to build the first city on Mars in 100 years, the centre received a direct order from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to put in place a detailed plan for the next five years that will deal with all technological, logistical and technical aspects of the project.

This plan will also prepare specialised national cadres to develop their capabilities in the field of space science, research, artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced space technologies.

A media plan will also be implemented to help keep pace with the project’s implementation programme.

The Mars 2117 project will begin with an Emirati team of scientists before expanding internationally, a statement said earlier this month.

Announced at the fifth annual World Government Summit, the ambitious initiative will be associated with research themes involved in the exploration of faster transportation systems to Mars, as well as building houses and producing energy and food.

It will also explore ways to find faster transportation methods for travelling to and from Mars.

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