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The United Arab Emirates released plans to launch its first space probe in time for the country’s 50th anniversary in 2021. The mission’s team consists entirely of Emirati scientists, and their probe is called Hope because they believe that their first venture into space will improve the country’s economy and give their youth something to be proud about. According to the plans released in May 2015, Hope will be sent to Mars to collect extensive data on the planet’s thin atmosphere.

Read more about the UAE’s space mission.

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