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No human so far has ever reached the surface of Mars. However, telescopes, rovers, and other monitoring tools shared with us lots of data regarding this planet. With all the disadvantages of this indirect contact, one thing is for sure. The Red Planet remains the sole nearby contestant to take the role of Earth 2. Therefore, before colonizing this planet, the UAE government plans to take all the life changes that humans will experience here into consideration. As such, they are building a replica of a Martian city on Earth.
The Martian City Will Function Both as a Laboratory and a Museum
The UAE Government granted a total of $136 million for the construction of the Mars Science City. This project will provide visitors and experts with the necessary tools and insights to simulate how a lifestyle within a different environment would look and feel like.
The settlement will feature several domes over 1.9 million square feet. It will be equipped with laboratories for water, energy, and food. Further agricultural reviews will inform scientists on the right decisions regarding food security and regeneration.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan intend to use this project not only as a series of laboratories but also as a museum. The establishment will house tributes to greatest space achievements in human history. This part is meant to inspire young minds to join their forces and specialize in aeronautics.
Officials discussed the ambition of a Martian city during the annual meetings in the name of the UAE government in Abu Dhabi. The project is another initiative that can help the UAE become a leader in the global scientific efforts to send people to Mars. However, the futuristic city is just part of the original plan to build the first colonization on the Red Planet by 2117.
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