Hope to join you at Mars soon: NASA wishes UAE as probe enters orbit

Filed on February 9, 2021

Quotes Arabic verses from a poem by the famous Arab poet Al Mutanabbi.

Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of Nasa, congratulated the UAE and the Mars mission team on Hope Probe's successful entry to the Red Planet’s orbit.

Zurbuchen wrote on his Twitter account, "Congratulations on your safe arrival to Mars’ orbit! Your bold endeavor to explore the Red Planet will inspire many others to reach for the stars. We hope to join you at Mars soon with @NASAPersevere."

He also retweeted a post by Nasa Perseverance Mars Rover’s account, which quoted Arabic verses from a poem by the famous Arab poet Al Mutanabbi and it’s English translation, which reads, "If you ventured in pursuit of glory, don’t be satisfied with less than the stars."

Perseverance is a US Mars mission, expected to land on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021.

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