Inside Dubai’s Plan To Create Life On Mars in The Metaverse

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    Colonization of Mars has become a long-term goal of the international space industry. In 2017, the United Arab Emirates announced ambitious plans to build a fully functioning city on Mars over the next 100 years.

    As part of the nation’s intention to develop a colony on the Red Planet by 2117, Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) is embarking on a large-scale project to recreate life on Mars in the Metaverse. The space center has already sent the Hope spacecraft into orbit to study the Martian atmosphere and is building a $136 million Science Megacity in Dubai that will mimic the environmental characteristics of Mars.

    In this regard, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) has partnered with BEDU, a Web3 technology and solutions provider based in Dubai. BEDU will provide advice and data on space and Mars, consulting services on NFTs and the Metaverse, and a series of workshops and strategy meetings, including a virtual reality experience simulating being in space and walking on Mars, according to a statement. provide expertise. As well as raising awareness of the difficulties involved in exploration and colonization. This structure allows the committee to track the progress of the project.

    “As we set our sights on ever more challenging destinations in human and robotic exploration, reaching new milestones will require innovation,” said Adnan Al Rais, Mars 2117 Program Manager, MBRSC. Fresh ideas and future thinking will be essential.”

    “The UAE is known around the world as a pioneer,” said Amin Al Zarooni, CEO of Bedu, adding, “As the frontrunner in the race to send humanity to another world for the first time, we stand with Muhammad. “Congratulations to Mr. Binh,” he added. We salute the recent success of the Rashid Space Center and the bold scope of its planned future endeavors. ” His statement continued: “We are thrilled to be partnering with MBRSC and honored to be able to capture our adventures to these fascinating planets with the power of the latest and greatest technology on earth. We want to provide a complete, experience-driven metaverse focused on creating limitless opportunities for both organizations.”

    The UAE’s space program not only carries out missions, but also seeks to create jobs. Some 57 space companies and five space science research organizations operate in the UAE, supporting more than 3,200 jobs in the sector.


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