New Delhi: The first inhabitable human settlement in Mars will be established by 2117. This is what the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is aiming at. UAE has unveiled a new project for this.
The programme is called "Mars 2117 Project". It was announced on Tuesday by Dubai ruler and UAE Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. "The landing of people on other planets has been a longtime dream for humans. Our aim is that the UAE will spearhead international efforts to make this dream a reality," he said.
“We aspire in the coming century to develop science, technology and our youth's passion for knowledge. This project is driven by that vision,” Sheikh Mohammed added.
"The new project is a seed that we plant today, and we expect future generations to reap the benefits, driven by its passion to learn to unveil a new knowledge," he added.
UAE is planning to develop and execute the project in partnership with major international scientific research institutions.
Initially the project aims to ensure that manpower is prepared to achieve scientific breakthrough to facilitate the arrival of humans on Mars over the next few decades.
The focus of the project will be to develop faster means of transportation from and to the Red Planet. Then a scientific visualisation will be prepared. It will show how the human settlement will look like, and how life will be there in terms of food, transportation and energy, etc.