A new space training programme for the next generation of Arab astronomers and scientists has been launched in the UAE, as the country counts down to its landmark mission to Mars, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Saturday.
Called Arab Space Pioneers, it will be a three-year programme during which participants will be granted a fully covered residency in the country; world-class specialised training in space science and technology; and an opportunity to build advanced satellites in the UAE. There will also be scholarships and other financial incentives.
The Arab youth will then be given an opportunity to join teams of Emirati researchers, engineers, and experts in a number of space projects.
Candidates with a passion for space science and a scientific background can apply on the website ArabsToSpace.com. Applications will be evaluated based on qualifications and achievements in research and science.
Arab Space Pioneers was introduced in the run-up to the historic lift-off of the UAE’s Hope Probe — the first Arab mission to Mars — on July 15.