Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed the return of UAE Space Agency delegation, participating in Emirates Mars Mission launch when they landed on home soil after a flight from Haneda International Airport in Japan. Representatives from Abu Dhabi Airports were on the tarmac to welcome the team back into the UAE, following the successful launch of the Hope Probe on 20 July 2020 from the Tanegashima launch pad in Japan.

Speaking on the return of the team into the UAE, Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, commented: “The successful development and launch of the Hope Probe is the result of our visionary leadership’s commitment to empowering our talented youth, investing in aerospace technology, and realising the ambition of our nation’s late Founding Father who recognised the transformational potential of the space and aviation industries.”

“Developing the UAE’s aerospace sector, through investing in STEM education and the deployment of cutting-edge infrastructure, will have a transformative impact on our nation’s economy and society – encouraging our transition to a knowledge-based economy in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Plan and UAE Centennial 2071,” concluded Al Hashmi.

Source: Four Communications