First Arab country to launch a Mars Mission
The United Arab Emirates' probe Hope is on its way to Mars, marking the first planetary science mission led by an Arab country. According to a statement by the Emirati space agency, for the UAE, the Hope project offers an opportunity to build a more robust scientific community, to build national prestige, and to contribute directly to the global effort to uncover historical life on Mars.
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NASA said JWST will miss March 2021 launch date
In a presentation to an online meeting of the Space Studies Board of the National Academies, Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science, said that work on JWST had been going well in months before the pandemic but that the slowdown in work since March made it impossible to keep the mission on its previous schedule.
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