Dubai Is Building A New City That Mimics Life On Mars

30 September, 2017, 15:55 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • The Emirati government Tuesday announced its plan to build a scientific city exemplifying life on planet Mars

The United Arab Eremites has announced plans to build a model of hypothetical city on Mars, titled Mars Space City (MSC).

The campus will also contain a museum dedicated to humanity's greatest achievements in space exploration.

Unfortunately, you can't actually live there yet, earthling.

"The UAE seeks to establish worldwide efforts to develop technologies that benefit humankind", Sheikh Mohammed said, "and that establish the foundation of a better future for more generations to come".

That all sound good, but just you wait until there's an outbreak of a rare virus that turns everyone into flesh-eating zombies or the whole thing is ruled by a charismatic but deliciously insane overlord. The researchers will carry out various experiments involving food, water and energy needs on the distant planet, said a report in the Mirror. It will be named the Martian Scientific City and will consist of a science museum section created to inspire visitors and a scientific testing section.

The plans come alongside the UAE's announced goal of making the city a reality on Mars in a hundred years' time, so 2117.


"We seek to set an example and motivation for others to participate, and contribute, to humanity's march into space".

Dubai has won the bid to host the 2020 International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which will take place days after the UAE Mars Mission launches its probe "Hope" to Mars.

The architecture of the Mars Science City will become the most sophisticated in the world with a realistic environment that replicates the conditions on the surface of Mars.

The project aims at attracting "the best scientific minds from around the world", according to the press release.

The emergence of UAE in the field will be an interesting prospect as it could lead to a "race to mars" between the oil-rich kingdom and the Elon Musk-run SpaceX, which is also attempting to establish a human colony on the red planet. It also seeks to address global challenges such as food, water and energy security on Earth. To do this, the kingdom wants to train a new generation of scientists and engineers to make the city happen, as opposed to its usual practice of bussing in low-wage workers from Asia to do the hard work.

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