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UAE plans to build 'mini city' on Mars by 2117

Mars 2117 project will involve converting local universities into research centres, says Dubai ruler

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday announced the Mars 2117 project which aims to build a miniature city on the Red Planet within 100 years.

Sheikh Mohammed, also Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, said the UAE was currently among the world's top nine investors in space science.

In a series of tweets accompanied by photos of what it describes as the planet's first miniature city, he said the 2117 Mars project aimed to build knowledge and scientific capabilities, involving the conversion of local universities into research centres.

The project, launched at the World Government Summit, will focus on parallel research into exploring means of mobility, housing, energy and food as well as...Read more...

Source: arabianbusiness.com