On July 14, the Emirates Mars probe – “Hope” or “Al Amal” in Arabic – is scheduled to lift off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center and begin a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. The probe is expected to enter Mars’ orbit in 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s 50th anniversary. The Hope probe will serve as Mars’ first weather satellite. In this episode, UAE Minister of Advanced Technology and Deputy Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission, H.E. Sarah Al Amiri and the Director of the National Air and Space Museum and former Chief Scientist of NASA, Dr. Ellen Stofan, join host Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba to discuss the upcoming Mars Mission and the special challenges and opportunities for women in the field of space exploration. Don’t miss this conversation with these inspiring scientific leaders.
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