Dubai’s first space event takes off, highlights Mars mission

Mars mission: The Science Event saw over 1,600 participants and played host to nearly 36 local and international researchers and experts

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Dubai's first space event takes off, highlights Mars mission

The inaugural Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre Science (MBRSC) Event kicked off in Dubai on Saturday.

The event is specifically targeted at the education, science and technology sectors within the UAE.

The event was held at the Etihad Museum under the theme ‘Through space we flourish’, and was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the MBRSC; and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council.

In his keynote speech titled ‘Where am I in all this?’, Sheikh Abdullah said both the Arab and Islamic civilisations had “supported the progress of the human development for 10 centuries”.

“The past is very important as a source from which wisdom and noble values are inspired, and we must maintain the spirit of our present era.

“The successful, great, and influential people are those who understand the spirit of their era and interact with it, depending on the exigencies of their civilisation.”

The Science Event saw a variety of scientific and technological workshops intended to nurture the culture of research and exploration. It saw over 1,600 participants and played host to nearly 36 local and international researchers and experts in space, science and technology.

“In the coming decades, the UAE will become the cradle of scientific discoveries and inventions in a number of areas. The UAE will be taking its place in history for its efforts to achieve a modern Arab renaissance in science and knowledge.

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By Staff  khaleejtimes.com

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