Logo for first Emirati space mission is revealed

The design reflects the creativity of the UAE's youth

Logo for first Emirati space mission is revealed

The logo for the first Emirati mission to the International Space Station has been revealed.

Astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori will take off on Wednesday September 25 carrying the design, which reflects the creativity of the country's youth.

The logo was designed in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority.

Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairperson of the Federal Youth Authority, said: “We are happy to collaborate with MBRSC in designing the logo for the first Arab and Emirati mission to ISS, with the participation of Emirati youth”

“We strongly believe in the youth’s vital role, as well as their creativity and innovation in achieving the objectives and vision of our wise leadership and turning them into a tangible reality.”

If you're interested in learning more, a science initiative chronicling the UAE's foray into the space race is to be held by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

Experts will hold a series of workshops and interactive events at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub as part of the Emirates Mars Mission Science Week.

The tools that scientists use to study Mars remotely will be revealed as well as details of the Hope Probe, which takes off from Japan in July next year and aims to reach the Red Planet in 2021.

The free-to-attend events will be held at various times on Monday July 1 and Tuesday July 2. A full list is available by clicking 'register' here.

Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of MRSC, said: "EMM Science Week comes within the framework of enhancing the centre’s mission to introduce community members and university and school students to its scientific programmes, space projects, and the importance of scientific progress to make achievements that benefit humanity.

"It will shed light on the importance of the EMM to the Arab region, as it highlights the ability of the Arabs to contribute effectively to the enrichment of civilization and human knowledge."
Free. Various times, Mon Jul 1-Tue Jul 2. Emirates Towers Youth Hub, Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road.

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