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United Arab Emirates
announces 2021 Mars mission

Associated Press, by Aya Batrawy

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/16/2014 5:18:33 PM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world´s tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an ambitions trip to Mars. The energy-rich country on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula announced plans Wednesday to send the first unmanned Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021. The ruler of the UAE´s emirate of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said the mission will prove the Arab world is still capable of delivering scientific contributions to humanity, despite the many conflicts across the Middle East.

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Makes more sense than betting the oil money on camel races. But then, where are they going to get the missle technology from AND who are they going share it with, like Al Qaeda.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 7/16/2014 5:32:49 PM     (No. 9927660)

Another one of NASA´s missions accomplished, as the Emperor would have it?

"Dubai, this is Abduhllah. We have landed for the glory of Islam and our Prophet. Wait .. what are those little green infidels doing down there ...?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/16/2014 5:37:10 PM     (No. 9927665)

Well, they can always re-make "My Favorite Martian" as "My Favorite Muslim."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/16/2014 6:16:23 PM     (No. 9927714)

Islam´s first act, upon conquering new territory, has been to offer conversion to the Prophet´s faith. Failing that, all inhabitants are put to the sword.

I guess we´ll never learn if there are living beings inhabiting Mars.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Subal, 7/16/2014 6:23:26 PM     (No. 9927729)

on a rug with an air line O2 mask!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 7/16/2014 6:25:50 PM     (No. 9927733)

They won´t find water there either.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/16/2014 6:40:02 PM     (No. 9927761)

They mean Bruno Mars-right?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: luandir, 7/16/2014 7:23:35 PM     (No. 9927826)

How long does it take to get there by camel?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/16/2014 7:41:48 PM     (No. 9927850)

no doubt they´ll find a Koran there.
This isn´t the weirdest one, there was a story out within the last 6 months to the effect the North Korea told its people that a Nork crew had gone to the sun, landed there, got samples, and came back. Yeah, I believe that one too.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 7/16/2014 9:42:53 PM     (No. 9927953)

They will undoubtedly rename it "Ummars".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/16/2014 11:29:53 PM     (No. 9928053)

Got room for one more ?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/17/2014 9:16:09 AM     (No. 9928491)

Great news. Muslims on Mars, ALL OF THEM!

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