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Monday 28 December ,2020

The National Archives takes its "Memory of the Nation" pavilion visitors on a virtual journey to Mars

The National Archives  takes its "Memory of the Nation" pavilion visitors on a virtual journey to Mars

The National Archives offers its " Memory of the Nation" pavilion visitors at Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2020 a chance to inspect its space corner with its red color, and its terrain that mimics the Martian atmosphere and layers, in an enjoyable virtual journey with the UAE Mars project " Hope Probe" designed to explore planet Mars, in realization of an ambition and a dream of the Late Sheikh Zayed to reach and explore space.

Visitors get, through the iPad, to vividly explore a 3D experience of the Hope Probe's  journey supervised and executed by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center throughout all its stages from design to space transmission, as visitors virtually witness the process where the Hope Probe separates from its carrier launch rocket at the launch base at the Tanegashima Space Center In Japan, where parts of the probe separate at different stages on its way to the Red Planet " Mars", then it orbits around it. This virtual technology is generally called "augmented reality" alternatively known for short as "AR", through which viewers- using the (iPad) - can vividly tour among planets, and get an interesting idea about the Hope Probe's journey.

Similarly, through virtual reality technology, known for short as "VR", visitors can read through a special telescope the quotes of both: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces - on the limitless ambition of the UAE to reach space, and its historic achievement and realization of this goal to assume its deserved leading status at the forefront of the world's great countries.

Visitors immensely enjoy this space journey with the Hope Probe.

The space corner at the "Memory of the Nation" platform also displays to its visitors an astronaut's suit, and provides them with information on the advantages and benefits the Hope probe shall reflect on the scientific research field in the UAE and worldwide. The Hope Probe that was launched to explore planet Mars is a historic scientific achievement and an international project accomplished by highly efficient and knowledgeable Emirati cadres. The Hope Probe is tasked to provide the first ever complete picture of the Martian atmosphere, and pave the way for scientific discoveries to shape the future and enhance the UAE's prominent position in the field of Space science.