(Picture retrieved from @HHShkMohd/Twitter)
In just two days, the Arab world's first inter-planetary mission will take off when the UAE's Hope Probe is launched to space.
And you can be part of the proud moment when the rocket bearing the UAE flag and hopes and aspirations of all Arab peoples blasts off to the Red Planet.
The probe will begin its 495,000,000km journey at 00:51:27 UAE time (05:51:27, Japan time) on July 15 from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre. The Emirates Mars Mission team tweeted on Sunday: "We are ready! Are you? Watch the launch: July 15th at 12:51:27 AM UAE time, 08:51:27 PM GMT. http://emm.ae/live #HopeMarsMission."
A video posted with the tweet shows the young team spearheading the mission urging one and all to catch the event live.
Khaleej Times will be covering the historic mission live on the day. Be sure to tune in to our website and social media channels for real-time updates, reports and analysis.
The probe's scheduled launch date represents the opening of the launch window for the Emirates Mars Mission, which extends to August 13, 2020.
It is expected to reach the Red Planet in the first quarter of 2021, which will mark the golden jubilee of the emirates' union, in 1971. It aims to give mankind a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere. Data collected will be shared with over 200 research centres across the world.