'All thanks to Allah': How UAE announced Hope Probe success

Dubai - Emotional moment captured on video.



Omran Sharaf at the Hope mission ground control room in Dubai. - (Screengrab from video)
Omran Sharaf at the Hope mission ground control room in Dubai. - (Screengrab from video)

By Web Report

Published: Tue 9 Feb 2021, 9:05 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Feb 2021, 9:06 PM

This is the emotional moment when a top official announced that the UAE's Hope Probe had reached its orbit around Mars.

Omran Sharaf, Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission, was at the ground control room in Dubai when the team received the first signal from the probe after Mars Orbit Insertion.

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The official managed to maintain his composure and announced the mission success professionally.

"To the people of the United Arab Emirates, to Arab and Muslim nations, we announce that the mission of the UAE to Mars has successfully entered the orbit of the Red Planet.

"All thanks to Allah, all thanks to Allah, all thanks to Allah," he says, to applause from the team.

sahim@khaleejtimes.com


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