Earlier this year, UAE rulers revealed the Mars 2117 Strategy – an ambitious project which aimed to establish the “first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117”. In order to achieve that goal, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, has launched the Mars Science City Project.
The ruler has unveiled plans for a 1.9 million square-foot simulation city that will imitate real-life living on the surface of Mars. It is expected to cost a cool Dhs500 million. When complete, it will be the largest space stimulation city ever built.
“The new project is another step in the UAE’s leading contributions to the global science movement; we seek to set an example and motivation for others to participate, and contribute, to humanity’s march into space,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
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