February 10, 2021 10:59:32 am
Netizens took to Twitter, showering United Arab Emirates with congratulatory messages after its ‘Hope’ probe successfully entered mars orbit.
Ground controllers at the UAE’s space centre in Dubai rose to their feet and cheered as the unmanned spacecraft named Amal, Arabic for hope, closed in on the planet to send detailed data about its atmosphere and climate.
— Hope Mars Mission (@HopeMarsMission) February 9, 2021
Hope entered the red planet’s orbit after its nearly 7 months, 494 million kilometres journey.
As part of the celebrations, world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa paid tribute to the engineers who worked on the Hope mission over the past 6 years with a light show.
— Sarwat Nasir (@SarwatNasir) February 9, 2021
People across the globe also took to Twitter, sharing words of appreciation for the team, causing #ArabstoMars, #HopeProbe and ‘Congratulations UAE’ to dominate social media trends.
Take a look here:
#BREAKING : UAE’s ‘Hope’ probe successfully enters Mars’ Orbit
Congratulations UAE 🇦🇪 for becoming 5th Nation to enter it’s probe into Mars Orbit.
— Megh Updates 🚨 (@MeghUpdates) February 9, 2021
Congratulations UAE on the successful journey so far, and I wish them the best on their mission to make orbit. It will mark a new era in space exploration and make UAE a tough competitor for future mars missions.🚀🛰️#UAEHopeProbeMarslive #uaetomars #ArabsToMars pic.twitter.com/UFFuWA8U6Z
— Tanmay Bhadviya (@TanmayBhadviya) February 10, 2021
— Patrick Moody (@PMoodyFCDO) February 9, 2021
To think that we, a fifty year old nation, would be the fifth to succeed in this endeavor makes me so proud. Congratulations UAE for this giant leap! 🇦🇪 🚀 🛰
— NLight 🇦🇪 (@Alchemist89a) February 9, 2021
After a journey of 204 days #HopeProbe reached Mars successfully
— Maisa (@mihakja) February 9, 2021
There’s no limit to what we can achieve when we have HOPE! Congratulations UAE! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/YhphglueTe
— KHDA (@KHDA) February 9, 2021
— CALLMEALI (@zo_sierra) February 8, 2021
— hana bint mohamed suneer (@BintSuneer) February 9, 2021
— waleed bilal (@waleedbilal5) February 10, 2021
A big congratulations UAE 🇦🇪 from 🇮🇳💚🇦🇪❤️🇮🇳🙏😃😍a big achievement . Wishing much more success👍
— What’s in the name🤷♀️ (@adatewithcocoa) February 9, 2021
— Vinay Verma (@vinayverma1604) February 10, 2021
— Dharamveer (@dharamveer_rjk) February 10, 2021
This is the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. Two more unmanned spacecraft from the US and China are following close behind, set to arrive at Mars in February.
All three missions were launched in July, taking advantage of the close alignment of Earth and Mars, AP reported.
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