Emirates will offer free COVID-19 insurance to all of its passengers who travel by October 31.The insurance covers medical expenses, quarantine costs, and repatriation if you miss your flight home. It also covers the cost of repatriating your body and your funeral if you die from the virus.The move comes as Emirates tries to boost…Continue Reading

Home News Spaceflight A mission called Hope, the Arab region’s first attempt to go interplanetary, is on its way to Mars.Hope blasted off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center atop a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA rocket on Sunday (July 19) at 5:58 p.m. EDT (2158 GMT). The spacecraft separated from the rocket about an hour after…Continue Reading

United Arab Emirates: Amal functioning after launch to Mars

Mari Yamaguchi and Victoria Milko, Associated Press Updated 7:10 pm CDT, Sunday, July 19, 2020 In this image made from MHI’s youtube channel, the H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Minamitane, southern Japan, Monday, July 20, 2020. (MHI via AP) less In this image made from…Continue Reading

The United Arab Emirates’ Hope mission to Mars in photos

Home News Spaceflight Image 1 of 10(Image credit: MBRSC)The UAE’s first interplanetary missionThe United Arab Emirates’ Hope mission, scheduled to launch to the Red Planet July 16, 2020 will conduct a detailed examination of the Martian atmosphere. Also known as the Emirates Mars Mission, Hope is an orbiter designed to spend one Martian year (two Earth…Continue Reading