His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, called on the Arab nation to come up with a name for the UAE Mars probe that will be launched from the UAE in 2021.
Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on his Twitter page, where he asked the public to share their suggestions using the hashtag #Mars_Probe (in Arabic).
Only three hours after his announcement, the #Mars_Probe became a trending topic in the UAE on Twitter, with 14,000 tweets.
"The UAE Mars probe is an Arab-Islamic project and so we want all Arab youth to be involved in it. We want to open for them the doors of hope and optimism, we want their ambition to reach and embrace the sky,” said Sheikh Mohammed via Twitter.
Source: Gulf News