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UAE government, leaders change Twitter photos to Mars mission logo

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Filed on July 11, 2020 | Last updated on July 11, 2020 at 01.56 am
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Sheikh Mohammed among the leaders to switch to 'Hope Probe 2020, Arabs to Mars' on his handle.

The UAE government and its departments, leaders and UAE embassies worldwide have changed their Twitter profile photos to 'Hope Probe 2020, Arabs to Mars' in a stirring show of support for the UAE's historic mission to the Red Planet next week.

The UAE government handle @UAEGov, led the way, with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, among those following suit.

The first planetary science mission from the UAE - and also the first from the Arab world -will blast off from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan on July 15, 2020.

The Hope Probe will go into orbit in February 2021 and will study how the upper atmosphere of Mars is affected by its lower atmosphere.

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