Thursday, July 17, 2014

Arabs Conquer Mars By 2021?

That's the plan, anyway:
The United Arab Emirates has previously conquered the sky by constructing the world’s tallest building and now the oil-rich country has set its sights on the stars, promising to send the first unmanned Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021. 
The monarch of Dubai - one of the seven emirates which comprise the UAE – has said the mission will prove that the Arab world is still capable of contributing to humanity’s scientific progress, despite conflicts in the region. 
"Our region is a region of civilization. Our destiny is, once again, to explore, to create, to build and to civilize," said Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...
To civilize who...the Martians?!


Unknown said...

Hmmm.....Wasn't there a fatwa forbidding Muslims to go to Mars?

scaramouche said...

The fatwa is on one-way manned missions: