Mars 2117 aims to build the knowledge and scientific capabilities that will enable the UAE to realise humankind’s universal dream of the very first sustainable colony on the Red Planet within the next 100 years.

Driven by the passion of UAE’s wise leadership to unveil new knowledge, the Mars 2117 project represents a major ongoing contribution to humanity’s interplanetary endeavours. In 2017, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, directed the MBRSC to lead the country’s ambitious project to build the first human settlement on Mars by 2117, in collaboration with major international space institutions. The Mars 2117 strategy is a part of the UAE space programme.

Enabling the UAE’s pioneering role in developing life support systems that would make it possible to live
The Emirates Lunar Mission is part of the new 2021-2031 strategy launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

To prepare cadres of space scientists and engineers that can enable the UAE to contribute to the development of space travel and planetary settlement capabilities, in particular the establishment of a human colony on the Red Planet

Mars 2117 will develop the scientific and innovative technical capabilities necessary to achieve a sustainable human settlement on Mars, in collaboration with international partners

The UAE is contributing to the development of life support systems and solutions for human settlements on other planets, while simultaneously harnessing scientific research to address the challenges of food, water and energy security on Earth

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