His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has issued directive to The Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to lead the Mars 2117 project and prepare a 100-year plan for its implementation.
As per Sheikh Mohammed’s directives, the center’s plan will focus on preparing specialized national cadres and developing their capabilities in the field of space science, research, artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced space technologies.
The center will also 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 five-year plan will be carried out alongside a media plan that keeps pace with the project’s implementation program. The media plan will provide coverage at the local, regional and international levels, taking into consideration how well the project was received when it was announced during the World Government Summit 2017.
Sheikh Mohammed also instructed MBRSC to introduce a scientific, research and behavioral program to instill a passion for knowledge in the new generation of students in Emirati schools and universities, in addition to focusing on research programs that will positively affect high-priority technology sectors, which in turn can benefit the UAE’s march of development. More info